Application deadline for Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is May 15

The application deadline for Northwestern State University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is May 15, according to Dr. Aimee Badeaux, Director of Doctoral Studies and Nurse Anesthesia Program Coordinator.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Northwestern provides a clinical doctorate for master’s prepared registered nurses who desire to practice at the highest level and significantly impact healthcare outcomes for vulnerable populations. Graduates of the DNP program have the potential to transform health care by utilizing advanced clinical skills, translating evidence into practice, implementing systems changes, establishing standards and policies and acting as organizational leaders.

The program began in 2014 and graduated its first cohort of 10 students in summer 2016. The program is six semesters in length and is delivered completely online, allowing the student to remain in practice as a nurse or advanced practice nurse during program enrollment.

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