Doctor of Nursing Practice

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree gives working nurses an interdisciplinary and global training with a focus on disaster preparedness and population health. It will prepare you to be a leader in global health concerns on a state and federal level. Our classes are offered one evening per week, and full-time students can complete the degree after seven semesters.

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The faculty in our department take great care to work with students individually, providing a caring environment that results in a very high completion and satisfaction rate. This program draws not just from nursing, but also from microbiology, philosophy, business, and community leaders.

The program is open to:
• Advanced practice nurses holding an Master’s in nursing with an FNP focus from a program accredited by a national organization.*
• A 3.4 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale for Master’s coursework
• Current unencumbered Registered Professional Nurse License in NYS and a NYS certificate as Family Nurse Practitioner
• National Board Certification eligibility
• Documentation demonstrating current clinical practice
• Current resume
• Two letters of recommendation from individuals able to comment on the academic ability, clinical expertise and professionalism of the applicant
• Professional writing sample written on site
• Interview

*Applicants who have an MSN with an advanced practice focus other than FNP will be individually evaluated and a gap analysis will be conducted to determine additional courses required to complete the DNP/FNP degree.

For more information:
• DNP course descriptions
DNP Program of Study

Priority application deadline for August admission: July 31, 2018
Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice at Wagner College the students will be able to:
• Synthesize nursing science with knowledge from ethics, the biophysical, psychosocial, analytical and organizational sciences as a basis to stabilize and improve the health of individuals, aggregates and population
• Generate evidence through practice and translate research into practice to improve health outcomes
• Formulate effective strategies for managing ethical dilemmas in the care of individuals, aggregates and populations
• Interpret outcome data through the use of information systems technology/resources to support and improve the care of individuals, aggregates and communities
• Deliver population focused care based on the knowledge of epidemiology, cultural diversity, crisis intervention, environmental threats and disaster preparedness
• Design collaborative strategies for effective leadership on intraprofessional and interprofessional teams
• Devise clinical prevention and population health activities to improve the health of populations locally and globally
• Assume a leadership role in the development of health care policies that address cost and health care access at institutional, local, state, federal and international levels