USF’s practice-oriented doctorate will prepare you to lead and serve in a critically-important area of today’s health care system: Population Health. As such, you will acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience to:
If you already hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree, you can complete the part-time program in 24 months! The structure of our low-residency program allows you to maintain your current nursing position, while preparing for an advanced position.
Post-MSN DNP students complete campus coursework during 2-3-day residencies (Weeks 3 and 12 in the fall and spring semesters, and Week 7 in the summer term).
The 13-course curriculum will enable you to strengthen the delivery of healthcare across the population by focusing on individuals, groups, or communities. All courses include a Practice Experience that reflects the course theme and meets professional accrediting standards.
Students complete a minimum of 500 hours. Topics include:
Practice Experiences take place at a variety of sites. USF’s clinical affiliates include:
As the American population ages, its healthcare system is becoming increasingly stressed. Nurses are needed to step into leadership positions and serve as full partners with physicians and other health professionals.
Now is the time to develop specialized knowledge that can advance and serve our healthcare delivery system.
Nurses with DNP degrees serve as hospital executives, business owners, and consultants. The DNP allows nurses to lead care.