The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program focuses on improving care for individuals and
populations. The program seeks to prepare providers in either a direct
or indirect role. Direct care providers function in the nurse
practitioner role. These practitioners provide primary care to selected
populations such as adult-gerontology or families across the life span. Graduates may also function in an indirect role and provide leadership
to improve the quality of care within health care systems or for
aggregate populations. The DNP program can be completed on full-time or part-time basis.
DNP Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
The DNP program has a direct care focus and prepares
the student to deliver high-quality care as a primary care nurse
practitioner. The program prepares students for the nurse practitioner
role in either one of two different population foci: adult gerontology
or family/individual across the life span. Graduates are prepared to
assume expanded responsibility and accountability for care and practice
at the most independent level of nursing practice. This includes the
use of conceptual and analytic skills in evaluating the interdependent
nature of practice, organizational, population, fiscal, and policy
issues. Leadership and scholarship are supported through coursework and
supervised experiences in developing and implementing their project as
well as analyzing, synthesizing, and disseminating the results of this
DNP-MBA Dual-Degree Program
The DNP-MBA dual-degree program in
health care administration is designed for nurses aspiring to become
CNOs/CNEs, COOs, CEOs, or other executive leadership positions.
Through innovative leadership development graduates are prepared to
shape the future of health care at a systems level in promoting and
sustaining best practices in quality, safety, and health care outcomes.
Students gain experience in health care finance, accounting, budgeting,
transformational leadership, management, and evidence-based
organizational practices in health care.
Post-master's Option for Nurse Practitioners
This program is designed for those students who already have a master's degree in nursing. A detailed plan of study can be found in the nursing handbook
. Prospective students should meet with the divisional chair to discuss his/her previous transcripts and their future plan of study at the School of Nursing-Camden.