Our fully online Doctor of Nursing Practice program provides education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and systems thinking, preparing graduates for leadership roles as advanced practice nurses, managers of quality initiatives, executives in health care organizations, directors of clinical programs and faculty responsible for clinical program delivery and teaching.
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Our holistic approach provides the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to become a leader and advocate for healthy living and social justice. Through a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning, our students to develop a supportive community of peers and faculty in a welcoming virtual environment.
To earn the Doctor of Nursing Practice, students complete eight courses, including a three-course scholarly project that uses theoretical and empirical evidence, including health outcomes data, to address a need identified in a clinical setting. Based on an understanding of environmental influences, these culminating projects aim to benefit groups, populations or communities and often include changes in policies, procedures or programs.
Applicants must have a master’s degree in nursing (with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0) and hold an RN license or APRN license and certification. We offer a preferred tuition rate for nurses at partner institutions, their spouses and family members, and members of the military, and financial aid is available.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice at Salve Regina is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the New England Commission of Higher Education, and is made possible through the generosity of the Rodgers Family Foundation.