Doctor of Nursing Practice

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The DNP at Southern is a practical alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. We are preparing nurses and nurse practitioners for leadership roles in advance-practice settings. Our program emphasizes advanced clinical practice, research application, and evaluation of practice and care-delivery models. Your knowledge and skills will be enhanced through practical courses and relevant clinical experiences.

The DNP program is designed for students with an MSN and the BS-to-DNP program is for those with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Both programs are offered primarily online with three brief campus visits, and both options may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. As a student, you can complete most of the coursework, the clinical practicum, and a scholarly project at home and in your current work environment (or other convenient setting).

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I am here to help if you have any questions about applying to the programs or enrolling. I'm the one who keeps track of all the forms and certifications you are required to have, so let me know if you get stuck. You are welcome to email or call for information about everything from admission to graduation. I look forward to meeting you and working with you!

Jamie Thompson

Graduate Enrollment Counselor