Doctor of Nursing Practice
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from the University of Alabama in Huntsville provides students with competencies in population-based care, leadership, health policy, health system improvement, research, and evidence-based practice. Graduates of the program possess the knowledge and skills required to:

  • ​Synthesize scientific evidence for the development of clinical interventions for practice
  • ​Evaluate policy, care delivery, and organizational systems for current and future health care needs
  • ​Demonstrate intra and interprofessional collaboration to address health disparities and to improve health care quality across diverse populations and cultures
  • ​Incorporate knowledge of current and emerging health technologies to improve care delivery and organizational systems
  • ​Translate scientific, theoretical, and ethical principles into health care for individuals, families, and populations
  • ​Assume complex leadership roles to advance clinical practice and health care delivery at the organizational and systems level and to improve health outcomes of individuals and populations
  • ​Advocate for social justice, equity, and ethical policies in health care
  • ​Deliver evidence-based care using clinical reasoning and analysis of complex healthcare issues to improve patient outcomes

Requirements

  • A MSN degree. 
  • Documentation of professional liability insurance must be provided to the College of Nursing Office of Graduate Programs prior to enrollment in a nursing class.
  • Documentation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training must be provided to the College of Nursing Office of Graduate Programs prior to enrolling in a nursing class.
  • Students must have proof of Health Insurance, recent Physical Exam, current TB testing, and titers or shot records of immunizations.
  • Students are required to undergo drug testing and criminal background check prior to enrollment in nursing courses and for cause at other points.
  • Students may also be required to have criminal background checks prior to attending selected clinical agencies.
  • Documentation of current license to practice as a registered nurse must be provided to the College of Nursing Office of Graduate Programs prior to enrollment in a nursing class. Registered nurse students must submit proof of an unencumbered current license. If a student is permitted to meet course clinical requirements in a state other than Alabama, the student must be licensed in that state.
  • One required orientation on campus and annual DNP Intensive in Spring semesters.

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges