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School of Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice
What Makes Our Program Unique?
The University of Portland DNP curriculum is designed to develop leaders able to expand their impact on the health of society by improving quality of care, patient outcomes and health policy. The program includes an integrative health perspective, which prepares graduates as holistic practitioners who understand many different healing methodologies and who practice collaboratively with those who seek care.
Courses are conducted using a blended format of in-person immersion weekend sessions and web-based learning modalities. In general, weekend immersions involve full days of class on Saturdays and Sundays approximately once per month.
Post-baccalaureate students enroll in a 3-year program of study (BSN-DNP) and Post-Master's nurse practitioner students retain their specialty and enroll in a 2-year program of study to earn their doctoral degree.
Successful completion of the DNP program qualifies students to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification examination.Admission Information
- The application to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is due January 15th 2017 for the summer 2017 cohort. Please see School of Nursing website for program information.
- New DNP students begin coursework in the University's summer session (May-August).
- Preference given to Oregon and Washington residents.
- Preference given to applicants with at least two years' experience as an RN
- To view a list of admission requirements, click here.
- To learn more about the movement toward the DNP at the national level, click on the
following link: American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
- National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Competencies.
- Doctors of Nursing Practice Online Community
- Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (2006)
- National Task Force on Quality Nurse
Practitioner Education (NTF) 2012 Nurse
Practitioner Education Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs
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