Our practice doctorate is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) curriculum builds on the M.S. in nursing by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and systems thinking, among other key areas. Our graduates will likely seek 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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Offered online in a thoughtfully designed blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning, our post-master's DNP is designed to help students develop a supportive community of peers and faculty in a welcoming virtual environment.
Our DNP program promotes critical thinking and clinically based patient care initiatives while enhancing employment opportunities. To fulfill program requirements, students complete 30 credits, including 15 credits of the DNP project. Using a synthesis of theoretical and empirical evidence, including health outcomes data, doctoral candidates identify and plan a project that addresses 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.
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.