Doctor of Nursing Practice
Walsh University's Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) online format is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. DNP-prepared nurses are well-equipped to fully implement the science developed by nurse researchers prepared in PhD, DNSc, and other research-focused nursing doctorates.
- Experienced faculty and small classes assure individual attention and encourage active participation.
- Online format makes it convenient for students throughout Ohio and beyond.
- A focus on clinical practice provides our students with critical hands-on learning opportunities.
- Each student is challenged to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to meet client needs in a variety of health care settings, all while maintaining a grounding in Judeo-Christian values.
In many institutions, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse Mid-Wives, and Certified Nurse Anesthetists, are prepared in master's-degree programs that often carry a credit load equivalent to doctoral degrees in the other health professions. AACN's position statement calls for educating APRNs and nurses seeking top systems/organizational roles in DNP programs.