Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice.
At Mary Baldwin University, our post-MSN DNP program provides students with a solid foundation in advanced scientific nursing knowledge, hones their leadership skills, and focuses on the practical application of policy, ethics, professionalism, and evidence. Our goal is to empower graduates to become change agents within complex healthcare environments. Throughout the program, students will complete a clinical project and gain a total of 400 project hours, building upon the clinical hours earned during their MSN program to meet the required 1,000 hours of clinical experience.
- Time to finish
- 2 years
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Why Earn Your Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice at Mary Baldwin?
Prepare to take the lead in improving healthcare and outcomes. Our post-MSN DNP program is designed for nurses who already hold a master’s degree in nursing. This program places a strong emphasis on enhancing leadership skills, delving into health policy, fostering patient advocacy, developing systems-level thinking, and providing additional clinical experience. Our graduates are prepared to lead evidence-based initiatives and quality improvement projects that result in improved health outcomes for individuals and populations, as well as essential enhancements in healthcare systems.
Part of the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, this degree program is built on the strength of a dynamic, interprofessional learning community. You’ll complete your theory-based classes online and participate in labs and simulations on campus or at partner facilities.
Benefits of earning your DNP at Mary Baldwin include:
- Online program
- Convenient schedule
- Learn with other working nurses
This program is specifically designed for nurses who have already obtained a master’s degree from a fully accredited institution in one of the following specialties: nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, nursing informatics, nursing leadership, or public health nursing.
Unique student support
The McCree Center for Life Success assists current students and alumni in finding the best opportunities throughout their career development. We work closely with both faculty and employers to identify how your valued education best matches the needs of today’s evolving marketplace.
Curriculum and Courses
A doctorate-level nursing program builds on existing clinical skills with a curriculum that focuses on patient outcomes, evidence-based care, and healthcare policy. A DNP not only prepares you to provide primary care, but is also a great path toward leadership, research, and educator positions. The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) is the highest academic credential in the nursing field and prepares you for certification as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).
- NUR 708 FOUNDATIONS OF SCHOLARLY WRITING
- NUR 710 HEALTHCARE POLICY, ECON & FINANCIAL
- NUR 712 HEALTH INFO SYSTEMS & TECH IMPROVEMENT
- NUR 800 FOUNDATIONS & METHODS OF EVIDENCE- BASED PRACTICE
- NUR 802 BIOSTATISTICS & EPIDEMIOLOGY
- NUR 804 ORG & SYS LEADERSHIP QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
Meaningful Career Opportunities
In addition to providing primary and specialized care, a doctor of nursing practice can lead to leadership positions within healthcare organizations such as:
- Chief nursing officer
- Director of nursing
- Nursing operations manager
- Program director
- Clinical nurse leader
The Doctor of Nursing Practice – Post-MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Practitioner, and Nurse Anesthesiology programs at Mary Baldwin are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Cost & Financial Aid
Let’s look at the cost of a DNP at MBU, and some of the ways we work with you to make your education affordable for you and your family.