Fall class is August 31 to September 4, 2014
The changing demands of the nation’s complex healthcare environment require the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise to assure quality patient outcomes. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has recommended DNP-level preparation for entry into advanced practice by 2015.
The DNP is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs.
Southern’s DNP degree will prepare nurse practitioners to assume leadership roles in advanced practice settings. The program emphasizes advanced clinical practice, research utilization, and evaluation of practice and care delivery models. Advanced practice knowledge and skills are enhanced through practical courses and relevant clinical experiences that build on prior nurse practitioner work.
This is a post-master’s degree for nurse practitioners. It is designed as a flexible online program, consisting of five semesters, with three short campus visits. Students complete most of their course work, clinical practicum and a scholarly project at home in their current work environment, or in convenient settings of their choosing, to meet personal and program objectives.
The following emphases are offered:
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Next class begins in Fall 2014 (Aug 31 - Sep 4)
1. University admission
2. Nursing admission
For more information, please call 1.800.SOUTHERN and ask for Graduate Studies.