Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Become a leader at the height of your profession; someone who influences the practice of nursing through evidence-based practice, research, analysis, supervision and mentorship.

You can help shape the future of patient care and spearhead the changes that take health care to a better place. We understand that life and all of its responsibilities can feel like they are preventing you from furthering your education.

Our graduate programs are designed for the working adult to attend classes on a part-time academic schedule.

Going Beyond...

The DNP program goes beyond the master’s level to help you master the academic knowledge and clinical skills necessary for health promotion, disease prevention, assessment and management of common acute and chronic illnesses.

You will develop the analytical skills used in policy formation and the management of health care populations.

You will develop the skills to incorporate financial, quality care, safety and outcome evaluation analyses to your practice.

DNP Specializations

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)

Students in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program may pursue either a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The curriculum is based upon the Adult- Gerontology Nurse Practitioner core courses, with added focus on acute care specialty courses and acute care practicum. One aspect of the program at Saint Anthony College of Nursing that sets it apart from other schools is the acute care diagnostics and therapeutics course, with 100 clinical hours in radiology, pharmacotherapeutics, nutritional support and pulmonary critical care.  Available as a post-baccalaureate and post-master option.

LengthProgram typically takes four to six years to complete depending on option chosen.

 

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practioner (AG- PCNP)

For BSN or MSN-prepared students, our Nurse Practitioner program prepares you to be outstanding primary care providers for aging adults.  Available as a post-baccalaureate and post-master option.

Length: Program typically takes four to six years to complete depending on option chosen.

 

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

For BSN or MSN-prepared students, our Nurse Practitioner program prepares you to be outstanding primary care providers for to mothers, infants, children, adults and geriatric patients.  Available as a post-baccalaureate and post-master option.

Length: Program typically takes four to six years to complete depending on option chosen.

 

Clinical Leadership

Designed for nurses who aspire to be leaders, or who hold leadership positions, the BSN-DNP Clinical Leadership program prepares nurses to serve in management roles in clinical environments. In addition to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) core classes, which advance nursing practice knowledge, this program focuses on providing students with operational, human resource, legal and risk management and strategic leadership knowledge. Practicum experiences are tailored to each student’s management experience. Nurses with either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master of Science in Nursing degree can enroll.

Length: Program typically takes five years to complete.

 

Leader in Macro/Micro Health Care Systems

The Leadership in Macro/Micro Healthcare Systems option for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree helps current nursing leaders in health care administration, management and education to further develop their skills in leadership, finance and operations, and evidence-based practice.

Length: Program typically takes three years to complete.

Get Started

To start the admissions process for our DNP program, please review our admission policies and process.