Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Program Contact: Laima Karosas 203-582-5366
The DNP program aims to prepare graduates for advanced nursing practice who are capable of providing holistic health care for diverse individuals, families or populations in a variety of settings.
Students who are registered nurses and have a bachelor’s degree may pursue doctoral training in nurse anesthesia. All students in the Post-Bachelor's Nurse Anesthesia program are full time and complete the degree in three years. Clinical experience is graduated throughout the program, beginning with part time hours and ending with full time hours plus a call rotation.
For students with a master’s degree in nursing or a related field, the post-master’s doctoral option offers an opportunity to advance career goals in one of three online programs:
Students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program are able to choose from two concentrations: Care of Populations and Nursing Leadership. The Care of Populations concentration focuses on public health and health care system analysis, which is useful for systematic chronic disease management and health care services design. Students in the Nursing Leadership concentration may come with or without past experiences in management. The courses prepare students for leadership responsibilities and roles across the health care field. The nurse practitioner program is open only to graduates of the MSN within two years of graduation. This program enhances a novice nurse practitioner's knowledge and leadership skills.