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
Students can complete our DNP program with two years of full-time study, or they may take up to five years to complete the program part-time often while they pursue a full-time career. Scholars enrolled in our DNP program are come from a mix of professional backgrounds – including entry-level and veteran nurses, to master's-prepared nurse practitioners. We also offer direct entry into the DNP program from the school’s undergraduate programs for qualified students.
Our faculty are recognized experts in their fields who challenge and motivate students to surpass their career goals. Students in our clinical doctorate explore evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership –among many other vital areas– as they build upon advanced competencies for complex nursing practice and research. Our school's faculty researchers explore topics such as poverty and vulnerable communities; health promotion, prevention, and literacy; access to care; community-based research; and social determinants of health – to name a few. Students' capstone projects translate their program of research into findings that drive the forefront of practice improvement with the goal of improving health across homes, hospitals, and communities.
Thanks in part to the expansion of Scope of Practice, changes to health care reform, and the aging baby boom generation – doctorally-prepared nurse practitioners are in demand and enjoy a wide range of career options. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2024, the nurse practitioner 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 and the demand for DNP-prepared nurse practitioners will continue to expand.
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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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