The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) is a terminal degree for nurses to expand their knowledge and clinical practice skills at a more advance level that focuses on health promotion and prevention that is evidence based. The program seeks to prepare DNPs in either a direct or indirect role.
- Direct roles provide primary care to selected populations such as adult-gerontology or families across the life span.
- Indirect roles provide leadership to improve the quality of care within health care systems or for aggregate populations.
The DNP program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.
To learn more about the different DNP program tracks and the courses
included in each, please visit the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden website.
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.This program track is no longer accepting students.
Post-master's Option for Nurse Practitioners
The post-master's option is designed for advanced practice nurses who have completed a master's degree in nursing and now wish to obtain a DNP degree. Prospective students should meet with the DNP program director to discuss his or her previous transcripts and to establish a plan of study.