Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares capable change agents, who practice at the highest level of their education to map the frontlines of quality outcomes, patient advocacy, and health policy with a special emphasis on improving access to care and eliminating health disparities. DNPs are in demand and enjoy a wide range of career options thanks in part to the expansion of Scope of Practice laws, changes to health care reform, and the aging baby boom generation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2024, the nurse practitioner (NP) field will grow by 35 percent; five times the national average for all occupations.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden and the Rutgers School of Business—Camden offer a DNP/MBA in Executive Nursing Leadership, a dual-degree program ideal for nurse managers who wish to grow professionally, combine disciplines, and pursue high-level roles in health care administration and executive leadership positions. Prospective students must apply and be admitted independently to both the DNP program and the MBA program. The DNP/MBA can be completed with three years of full-time study; part-time program completion times vary.
Students gain expertise in health care finance, accounting, budgeting, transformational leadership and management, and evidenced-based organizational practices in health care. Graduates are rigorously prepared to shape the future of health care through innovative leadership at a systems level that promotes and sustains best practices in quality, safety, and health care outcomes.
Plan of Study
- DNP/MBA in Executive Nursing Leadership | Download PDF
Nurse Practitioner Tracks
The DNP program prepares nurse practitioners (NPs) who practice at the highest level of their education. Nurse Practitioner tracks include: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and a post-master's option for nurse practitioners. Students join our program from various stages in their careers – including novice nurses, nurses who hold years of clinical experience, and master's-prepared nurse practitioners. We also offer seamless progression into our DNP program for qualified undergraduate students. Tracks can be completed with two years of full-time study or up to five years of part-time study.
DNP scholars explore evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership as they build upon advanced competencies for complex nursing practice and research. Our faculty are recognized experts in their fields who challenge, mentor, and inspire students to meet –and often surpass– their career goals. Students' scholarly projects translate evidence into novel findings that advance the forefront of practice improvement.
Plans of Study
- Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner | Download PDF
- Family Nurse Practitioner | Download PDF
- Post-master's option for nurse practitioners | Download PDF
The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden Doctor of Nursing Practice program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.
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