Doctor of Nursing Practice
Granted By: Indiana University
Academic Unit: IU School of Nursing
Degree(s): Doctor of Nursing Practice
Overview: The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a post-masters 37-credit hour practice-focused professional doctorate. The DNP is designed for nurses involved in any advanced practice role including but not limited to : clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, public health practitioner, nurse executive, nurse informatician, nurse educator, and health policy analyst. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume leadership positions in nursing and health care, both at system or organization levels and at the direct patient care level. Graduates of the program will contribute to quality improvement and patient safety through systems thinking; reflective practice; informatics; translation science and evidence-based clinical practice.