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Drexel's online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. The mission of the DNP program is to prepare individuals to assume leadership roles as executives or practitioners and to apply evidence-based practice to improve individual, family, and community health outcomes. Nurses who graduate from Drexel's DNP program are well-equipped to fully implement the science developed by nurse researchers in PhD, DNSc, and other research-focused nursing doctorates. Graduates of the DNP degree will be prepared to:
Students who enroll in Drexel’s online DNP program have the opportunity to choose from two designated tracks:
These specialties educate students as clinical scholars in their chosen field and enables them to advance their skill set, knowledge and career. This degree is applicable to a wide variety of fields and subsets, and is especially appealing for advanced nurses who would like to earn a doctorate, but continue to practice significant clinical work.
A total of 250 clinical hours are required, and are built into the following courses: