Keiser University

Nursing Practice, DNP

Program Description

The  Doctor of Nursing Practice program graduate will possess advanced competencies for increasingly complex practice, faculty, and leadership roles in nursing. The curriculum focuses on integrating nursing science with knowledge from ethics, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sciences as the basis for the highest level of evidence-based nursing practice. The program is comprehensive and time-efficient, and fosters motivated, self-directed learners who are able to utilize the highest levels of education to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes. The DNP program equips students with mastery in the areas of leadership, evidence-based practice, policy, scholarship, and interprofessional collaboration.

This  program  aims  to  fulfill  the recommendations of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)  guidelines  as prescribed  in The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (October, 2006) and The Doctor of Nursing Practice: Current Issues and Clarifying Recommendations (August, 2015).

Mission

The Keiser University Doctor of Nursing Practice program proposes to develop nursing leaders who strive to  advance  the  profession of nursing by enhancing, alleviating, and ameliorating health and health care delivery services. This is accomplished by developing the student’s competencies and skills necessary to effectively lead health care in the 21st century.

Program Overview

Keiser University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree will equip experienced nursing professionals with the skills to dynamically improve the health of the patients, communities, and populations they serve. DNP students will also take specialized electives in one of three areas: education, clinical practice, or administration. The program is comprehensive and time-efficient, and is targeted toward motivated, self-directed learners who are able to utilize advanced nursing education to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes.

Program Purpose

Graduates of Keiser University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program will be prepared for the highest level of nursing practice, utilizing an evidence based approach to critically evaluate, design, and implement health care services and educational programs for individuals, populations, and health care systems. They will be leaders of interdisciplinary collaboration that facilitates and improves health outcomes, and will perform scholarship that informs clinical practice and leads to system and organizational change that improves health care delivery and health outcomes.

For additional information on our Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, please contact Keiser University or Dr. Robyn Panther Gleason, Chair of the DNP Program, at rgleason@keiseruniversity.edu