Now you can build on your knowledge and expertise to strengthen your advanced nursing practice, augment healthcare delivery, and improve patient outcomes through Walden’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The DNP program’s coursework covers a range of topics, including healthcare policy and advocacy, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, information systems/technology, advanced nursing practice, and organizational and systems leadership.
A Fieldwork experience also provides an opportunity to apply your learning in a real-world environment. Review the PDF for the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the DNP field experience.
With the American Association of Colleges of Nursing calling for advanced practice nurses to hold doctoral degrees by 2015,* earning your DNP online at Walden can position you for advancement in your specialty. Assume greater practice and leadership roles in healthcare organizations, evaluate and apply research that contributes to better patient outcomes, and promote a more effective and efficient healthcare system.
Walden’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Among other benefits, CCNE accreditation:
- Ensures the program meets national standards of quality and relevance to the profession.
- Prepares you to address the need for highly trained advanced practice nurses.
*American Association of Colleges of Nursing, “Talking Points,”on the Internet at www.aacn.nche.edu/dnp/talking-points (viewed online Sept. 27, 2012).