Doctor of Nursing Practice
Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Doctor of Nursing Practice Overview

Program Name Doctor of Nursing Practice
College Name Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester,
Summer Semester
Credits Required for Graduation 33 Semester Hours
Tuition 2015-2016 Tuition
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New scientific knowledge, ongoing concerns about the quality and outcomes of patient care, and the rapidly evolving role of nursing in an increasingly complex healthcare system have driven the development of a new practice-oriented doctoral degree—Doctor of Nursing Practice—designed to prepare advanced practice nurses for significantly expanded clinical and leadership roles.

The Northeastern University doctoral program focuses on advanced coursework in leadership, research translation, population health, informatics, and health policy. Your study culminates in a scholarly Capstone project that demonstrates mastery of expert practice and is a significant, evidence-based contribution to existing nursing knowledge.

Program Objectives

The terminal objectives of the post-master’s DNP are in keeping with a belief in practice oriented and community-based education to prepare students for leadership and professional competence and the collaborative goal of the School of Nursing and Bouvé College of Health Sciences to provide innovative, high quality curriculums.

Upon completion of the DNP program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment and scholarship in nursing practice
  • Critically analyze complex clinical situations and practice systems in relationship to the needs of urban populations
  • Synthesize theories and research findings to develop conceptual models for nursing practice that will lead to improvements in health care of diverse populations from increasingly diverse parts of the world
  • Analyze the social, economic, political and policy components of health care systems that affect planning, delivery and evaluation of care
  • Assume leadership roles in clinical practice, health policy, clinical education and health care systems organizations
  • Assure infusion of professional values and ethical decision-making in advance nursing practice and nursing care systems.