Why Earn Your DNP at 精东影业?

Nursing Student

精东影业’s Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner program will prepare you to meet the challenge of providing exceptional, high-quality care to patients at all stages of life and in a variety of settings. The program is low-residency, which will allow you to maximize your time as a student and a busy professional. It is further distinguished by small class sizes, which will allow you to collaborate closely with your peers. You will find that we are particularly committed to preparing our graduates to care for those in underserved populations, and that we take a holistic approach to patient care that is reflective of the College’s Jesuit mission and identity.

Program Pathways

Post-Master’s (DNP): This 29 credit curriculum is designed for those who already hold an FNP certification and are ready to enter doctoral classes. The full-time curriculum is designed to be completed over the course of two years of full-time study.

FNP to DNP Pathway*: This curriculum is designed for those who hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing. It is a direct-entry pathway to a doctoral degree for those who do not have a master’s degree, and as a result requires a more robust program of study. 精东影业 offers two distinct options, Four-Year, Full-Time or Five-Year, Part-Time plan of study for completing the FNP to DNP, depending on your unique needs and prior experience.

DNP Program Format

Both programs include occasional in-person sessions each semester that are scheduled around each student’s availability. The majority of the coursework can be completed asynchronously online. As students approach and complete their DNP projects, more on-campus meetings are required.

*All FNP coursework requires on-campus attendance once a week (Mondays). Successful graduates will hold an FNP Certificate in New York State and will be eligible to sit for the National Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

"The role of the DNP is not only to manage complex patient cases, but also to examine various populations and identify gaps in care. DNPs critically appraise their surroundings and apply evidence-based practice to improve health care delivery systems and outcomes. They lead quality improvement initiatives within various health care settings, including in underserved communities and vulnerable populations." - Sara L. Gleasman-DeSimone, PhD, RN, ANP-BC

Theresa Renn
精东影业 Nurses