Gannon University's online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) prepares students as leaders in their practice area. Course content directs the DNP student to prepare, deliver and evaluate an evidence-based practice project in the clinical arena. This project is an immersion experience and not a research dissertation. Students may use their previous MSN level thesis work as a pilot study or starting point to develop the project.
Upon completion of the program requirements, students are
awarded the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. To comply
with required educational changes, as outlined by the American
Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Council on
Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA) the Villa Maria
School of Nursing is offering the addition of courses that will meet
identified core content and competencies as outlined by the AACN
specific to the practice doctorate.
The program is offered as a “bridge program” or Master’s add-on
from the MSN to the DNP that is 26 credits in length. It can be
completed in four to six part-time semesters.
Graduates will be prepared as leaders in their practice area. Course
content will direct the DNP student at Gannon University to
prepare, deliver and evaluate an evidence-based practice project
in the clinical arena. This project will be an immersion experience
and is not a research dissertation. Students may use their previous
MSN level thesis work as a pilot study or starting point to develop
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