Doctor of Nursing Practice

This program allows post-master's students to pursue a higher level of nursing leadership, meet the ever-changing and dynamic needs of healthcare in the 21st century, and maximize their marketability and potential for career growth. It includes didactic and practical coursework, and a summative doctoral project. Coursework can be completed within 18 months in full-time attendance. These classes are taken year-round as full semesters or in eight-week blocks, depending on the needs of each individual student. Full or part-time enrollment is also offered. 

There are two possible tracks for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Alverno:

Benefits of the Alverno DNP

  • One of the state’s premier nursing programs built on the college’s tradition of ensuring student success at all levels
  • Access to the expertise and resources you need to take your leadership skills to the next level
  • A vibrant network to keep you connected throughout your nursing career
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Where will your DNP take you?

Nurses with a DNP will be prepared to assume leadership roles in complex clinical environments and academic institutions, lead the development of health care policy, translate research into practice, and serve as expert clinicians in health care. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reported substantial growth in DNP programs between 2006-13 to meet the needs of the demanding and ever-changing health care system of tomorrow.