Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares nurse practitioners who practice at the highest level of their education. Graduates of our DNP program become capable change agents, working collaboratively 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.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Plan of Study
- DNP/MBA in Executive Nursing Leadership | Download PDF
The DNP/MBA in Executive Nursing Leadership track is for nurse managers who wish to grow professionally and pursue high-level careers in health care administration. Offered jointly by the Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden and the Rutgers School of Business—Camden, our dual-degree program positions students to pursue roles as CNOs, CEOs, COOs, and other types of executive leadership positions. Graduates of the program 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. Our students gain expertise in health care finance, accounting, budgeting, transformational leadership and management, and evidenced-based organizational practices in health care.
Nurse Practitioner tracks
Plan of Study
- Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner | Download PDF
- Family Nurse Practitioner | Download PDF
- Post-master's option for nurse practitioners | Download PDF
Our Nurse Practitioner tracks are made up of scholars who come to us from various stages in their careers – they include 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. Students investigate a wide range of topics, including: poverty and vulnerable communities; health promotion, prevention, and literacy; access to care; community-based research; and social determinants of health –to name a few.
About our program
Our DNP program can be completed with two years of full-time study or up to five years of part-time study. School of Nursing—Camden faculty are recognized experts in their fields who challenge, mentor, and inspire students to meet –and often surpass– their career goals. DNP scholars explore evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership as they build upon advanced competencies for complex nursing practice and research. Their capstone projects translate evidence into novel findings that advance the forefront of practice improvement.
Nurse Practitioners in demand
Doctorally-prepared nurse practitioners (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. NPs were the second highest ranked profession in the U.S. News & World Report’s 'The 100 Best Jobs List' of 2017.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice at Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden 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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