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Graduate School-Camden
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D.N.P. Program
Admissions Requirements
Student Learning Outcomes
Earlly Entry D.N.P.
Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Education Program (WOCNEP)
School Nurse Certificate
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School of Social Work: Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Program
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  Camden Graduate Catalog 2016-2018 School of Nursing-Camden Programs D.N.P. Program  

D.N.P. Program

The doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) 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.

D.N.P. Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

The D.N.P. 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 work.

D.N.P.-M.B.A. Dual-Degree Program

The D.N.P.-M.B.A. 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.
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