The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is similar to other practice doctorates such as the MD, JD, and PharmD.
Graduates of the DNP program are prepared as advanced practice nurses. Applicants may enter the program as a post-BSN student or a post-master’s (in nursing) student. Part-time and full-time options are available. The DNP program is offered online. With a DNP you will be prepared to: Generate and disseminate nursing practice knowledge to stimulate research and improve clinical outcomes; Improve Health outcomes through scientifically-based advanced practice within your chosen specialty; engage in and lead collaborative practice teams; and influence clinical practice transformation and policy initiatives.
At the College of Nursing all doctoral students are required to attend RISE: Resident Intensive Summer Experience, in Tucson, AZ on an annual basis. During RISE, students will: Become immersed in courses and research tailored to each specific program and specialty. Meet with faculty advisors, fellow classmates and Graduate Student Services staff. Learn more about the degree program, explore coursework, and explore funding opportunities. Collaborate with students, faculty and staff. Please contact Office of Student Affairs, (520) 626-3808 or firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.