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Post-Master's DNP

Elevate your clinical and leadership experience with Bloomsburg University's online, Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Degrees & Offerings
  • DNP
Format Option(s)
  • Online
Department
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Program Contact
Breiner Family Endowed Professorship of Nursing; Associate Professor; Graduate Program Coordinator; Director of Nurse Practitioner and DNP Programs
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This program prepares nurse leaders to apply advanced practice skills at the highest level of clinical practice. Students will be prepared to assume a higher level of responsibility and leadership in nursing and health care, with the ultimate goal of improving the health care delivery system of the nation.

The focus of the program is practice-oriented investigation in the clinical setting emphasizing health education, leadership, research application, and analysis of health care outcomes. The program will prepare advance practice nurses as clinical scholars skilled in patient centered care, intra-professional collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, policy advocacy, and improved use of informatics and technology.

This online, post-MSN program for advanced practice nurses and consists of 33 credits over two years.


Admission Criteria

All required documentation must be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the full Summer semester:

  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher from an accredited MSN program.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher education.
  • Completion of graduate level advanced health assessment, advanced pharmacology, and advanced pathophysiology courses.
  • Three letters of recommendation addressing applicant’s practice and ability for doctoral study.
  • Current resume
  • Copy of certification/license as an advanced practice nurse.
  • Copy of unencumbered RN license.
  • Description and total number of clinical hours/cases completed in MSN program with verification from program director.
  • Completion of Graduate Studies Admission Application and fee.

Courses and Curriculum

Required Courses (33 credits)
NURSING.600 DNP Immersion: Role Transition
NURSING.601 Informatics and Technology as Applied to Advance Practice Nursing
NURSING.602 Economics of Health Care and Health Policy
NURSING.603 Translating Evidence into Clinical Practice
NURSING.604 Leadership in Complex Health Care Systems
NURSING.605 Theoretical Perspectives of Teaching/Learning
NURSING.606 Biomedical Ethics and Vulnerable Populations
NURSING.607 Program Development and Evaluation
NURSING.608 Evidence-Based Clinical Project I: Development
NURSING.609 Evidence-Based Clinical Project II: Implementation
NURSING.610 Evidence-Based Clinical Project III: Outcome Analysis and Dissemination

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BU's Nursing programs have passed the rigorous standards for quality and integrity to be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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