The online DNP degree program from The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga provides a rigorous education to prepare advanced practice nurses who translate science to improve population health through expert leadership. Graduates of the program are able to:
Practice in a specialized advanced nursing role through comprehensive assessment, ethically and culturally sensitive planning, therapeutic intervention, and evidence-based evaluation
Apply evidence-based prevention by integrating epidemiological, biostatistical, environmental, and other scientific data in providing health services to individuals, aggregates, and/or populations
Employ organizational and systems leadership competencies to address current and future health, safety, and other quality improvement issues for health services
Critically appraise information systems and advanced technical resources to support and improve health care
Integrate knowledge from nursing and other sciences in developing, implementing, and evaluating new practice approaches to meet goals for improving health care
Initiate, analyze, and/or influence proposals for health policy, respecting the perspectives of the consumer, other health care providers, and the affected communities of public entities, while incorporating priniciples of business, finance, and economics
Stimulate effective system change as a leader or a member of a collaborative and/or inter-professional team
Applicants must have a MSN degree from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and documentation of all items requested as part of the application.
Students are only required to come to campus for orientation and for the Qualifying Examination.
Applicants are required to come to campus for interviews.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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