As an advanced practice nurse, you have devoted your career to making a difference in your patients’ lives through the field of nursing.
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 program. The online DNP’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.
Our online DNP program incorporates fieldwork to allow you to apply your learning in a real-world environment. Review the PDF for the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the field experience within our DNP program.
With the American Association of Colleges of Nursing calling for advanced practice nurses to hold doctoral degrees, such as a Doctor of Nursing Practice, by 2015,* earning your DNP at Walden through our online DNP program 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.
Our online DNP program can do more than give you the opportunity to change your world—it can provide you with the knowledge and practical experience to positively change the lives of others.
Walden’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Among other benefits, CCNE accreditation:
- Ensures the DNP 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).
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