Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Program Description

Duke's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program takes you to the next level. If you're a post-BSN interested in advanced nursing practice or you hold a master's degree in advanced nursing practice, the Duke University School of Nursing's Doctor of Nursing Practice program may be right for you.  Earning your DNP degree provides skills and tools that enable you to:

  • Assess published evidence to inform your practice
  • Improve systems of care to influence patient outcomes
  • Make changes to enhance quality of care, when needed

Graduates of our DNP program are nurse leaders in interdisciplinary health care teams and work to improve systems of care, patient outcomes, quality and safety.

Our program is flexible enough to accommodate nurses working in advanced practice positions and students who have earned a bachelor's degree in nursing and now want to pursue a DNP while earning an advanced nursing practice specialty.

Last updated Sep 2020

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The Duke University School of Nursing or DUSON, as it's called by many, is an organization and community of scholars committed to providing the best educational environment for the development of nurs ... Read More

The Duke University School of Nursing or DUSON, as it's called by many, is an organization and community of scholars committed to providing the best educational environment for the development of nursing leaders. Established in 1931, we are a center of excellence that is committed to the advancement of nursing science, the promotion of clinical scholarship and the education of clinical leaders, advanced practitioners and researchers. In addition to educating the nurses of tomorrow, critically important research that is changing the future of health care is also being carried out here. Many of our faculty conduct cutting edge research and test interventions to improve the health of those with chronic illness or test innovative models for clinical care. Many others are actively involved in practice in their specialty area, such as care for those with heart disease, diabetes and at-risk neonates. Read less