- Type: PhD
- Location: Dayton, Ohio USA
- Duration: 4 Years (8 semesters)
- Deadline: Ongoing
Wright State University College of Nursing and Health, in conjunction with the University of Toledo College of Nursing, offers a joint, online, post-master’s DNP program. This degree gives nurses the chance to change the face of nursing practice and healthcare delivery while advancing their education in the practical application of nursing knowledge.
We currently offer a part-time program of study. The 36 semester hour curriculum includes eleven courses focusing on nursing knowledge and practice. In accordance with AACN recommendations for 1000 academically supervised post-BSN clinical hours to earn a DNP degree, 520 hours of academically supervised advanced clinical practice are included in the program. All students will be required to document their previous graduate level clinical hours. Individualized programs of study will be developed to assure compliance with the 1000 hour minimum requirement.
Course assignments emphasize skill development and the operational use of knowledge in complex practice settings, including:
- Population-based intervention (assessing target populations, writing proposals)
- Marketing and entrepreneurship (marketing strategies, financial analysis, resource development)
- Systems and organizations (organizational assessment, healthcare financing & management)
- Quality management and performance improvement (performance benchmarks & tools)
- Evidence-based practice (appraising evidence, intervention design, evaluation of outcomes, dissemination through written, verbal and online presentations)
- Information management and technology (databases, patient care technology, workflow analysis)
The post-master’s DNP at Wright State University and the University of Toledo offer a choice of two concentrations: direct care advanced practice nurses (CNS, CNM, CRNA, and NP) and one for indirect care nursing leaders.
To obtain additional information about the program, please view the Doctor Nursing Practice Program Handbook 2012-2013.