Doctor of Nursing Practice
Have you been searching for online Doctor of Nursing Practice programs? The nursing world is changing, and there is a definite push for nurses to earn their terminal degrees. As a result, Graceland's School of Nursing in Independence, Missouri, is proud to offer our first online D.N.P. program. Since 1988, the School of Nursing has been a pioneer in online nursing and distance learning programs. This postgraduate online D.N.P. program is the next logical step in that tradition.
As the nursing profession and the healthcare system evolve, so will nursing education at Graceland. Our students will not only become expert clinicians, but also leaders who direct changes in the healthcare system. They will advocate for policies that will meet the needs of a diverse society.
At Graceland, we strive to help our students accomplish their goals. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice online degree is designed to help you enhance your professional status and move ahead in the health care industry.
Program Goal and Outcomes
The goal of our online D.N.P. program is to prepare nurses for advanced practice roles and as clinical scholars skilled in the translation of theory, research, clinical practice, measurement of patient outcomes and transformation of health care systems to ensure quality and safety.
Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice online degree program, you can be prepared to:
- Use relevant emerging technology to advance research, education and health outcomes.
- Synthesize, interpret and apply knowledge from nursing practice, research and theory to create, implement and evaluate practice interventions, health delivery systems and clinical teaching.
- Assume complex leadership roles at the organizational and systems level to improve health outcomes of individuals and populations.
- Advocate for social justice, equality and ethical policies in health care.
- Evaluate policy, care delivery and organizational systems for current and future health care for individuals, families and populations.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree - Organizational Leadership
Consists of 31 semester hours (s.h.) of coursework delivered online using a 16 week trimester schedule including one on-site focus session* for program orientation, 600 practice hours and field experiences in selected courses. Students admitted with documentation of fewer than 400 supervised practice hours in their Masters program must enroll in NURS8950 Advanced Practice in Organizational Leadership to complete necessary practice hours to meet the 1000 post-BSN practice hours requirement for the DNP degree.
NURS8010 DNP Orientation Focus Session (on-campus)* 0 s.h.
NURS8100 Professional Roles & Issues 3 s.h. (field experiences)
NURS8120 Health Systems Policy and Regulation 3 s.h. (field experiences)
NURS8130 Biostatistics 3 s.h.
NURS8140 Epidemiology 3 s.h.
NURS8200 Applied Transformational Research 3 s.h.
NURS8210 Project Management 3 s.h. (100 practice hours)
NURS8220 Healthcare Informatics 3 s.h. (field experiences)
NURS8260 Organizational Leadership & Collaboration 3 s.h.
NURS8950 Advanced Practice in Organizational Leadership (variable; 64 practice hours/s.h.)
NURS9700 Scholarly Practice Project (600 practice hours) 1-7 s.h.