Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Pam McCarthy
Pam McCarthy followed her dreams of becoming a nurse. Read more here.

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DNP concentrations offered:

Why choose UNCG:

  • Nationally recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report
  • 100% of DNP graduates employed in nursing positions
  • A hybrid program with on-campus sessions and online content
  • State-of-the-art classroom and simulation spaces
  • Affordable tuition and fees; scholarships available
  • Small classes taught by nationally recognized faculty
  • Experiential work with experts in the field

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DNP Post BSN/AGNP Concentration: Application Deadline for Fall (August) admission is February 1
DNP Post MSN Concentration: Application Deadline for Fall (August) admission is May 15
DNP Nurse Anesthesia Concentration: Application Deadline for Fall (August) admission is September 1

Residency Reclassification for Graduate Assistants

Program Goals

  1. Practice as advanced practice registered nurses to advance the discipline and nursing profession through clinical practice.
  2. Assume leadership roles in the delivery of optimal healthcare.
  3. Appraise evidence to improve nursing practice and healthcare outcomes

DNP Essentials

  1. Scientific Underpinnings for Practice
  2. Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Improvement and Systems Thinking
  3. Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice
  4. Information systems/Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care
  5. Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care
  6. Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes
  7. Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving the Nation’s Health
  8. Advanced Nursing Practice

-From the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate knowledge of self, uniqueness of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations in their environment.
  2. Appraise the impact of the environment on the health of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
  3. Apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills in nursing practice to diverse individuals across the lifespan in a variety of settings to promote health.
  4. Appraise the influence of the wellness, illness, disease, and dysfunction components of health upon individuals, families, groups and communities.
  5. Evaluate evidence that may be applied in nursing practice to promote high quality safe and effective care.
  6. Integrate the art of caring in the advanced practice nursing scholar role.
  7. Practice as an advanced practice nurse to promote the well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of settings.
  8. Determine leadership skills within nursing and interprofessional teams to initiate transformative changes in complex clinical practice and health care delivery systems to improve health care.