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.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation Statement
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges