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Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College offers the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree for MSN-prepared registered nurses. In addition to advancing knowledge and strengthening career prospects, a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree offers a chance to directly improve outcomes in a wide range of health care settings. Students pursuing a DNP degree in our program are dedicated to staying in practice and affecting change by evaluating policy, applying clinical scholarship and using advanced leadership skills.

Program Highlights

•    Program length: 2 years
•    Application deadline: Rolling 
•    Term start: Spring, Summer, Fall 
•    All online courses


Our Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree program has many benefits to students, but here are a few that help us stand apart:

First-Rate Faculty and Courses
Our DNP curriculum is taught by doctorally-prepared faculty who are experts in their fields. Your 30 hours of coursework will solidify your foundation in nursing practice and build your competencies in areas such as health policy, epidemiology, informatics, and health care economics.

Convenient for Students Nationwide
If you’re considering Doctor of Nursing Practice programs that are close to home, our all-online program is a good match. Students from across the country are invited to apply and complete their coursework without needing to travel.

Personalized Approach to Clinical Practice Hours
Students are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 clinical contact hours, which may include clinical hours taken during the student’s Master’s program (not to exceed 500 hours). Clinical practice hours are individualized to assist the DNP student in meeting doctoral competencies. Hours may also be completed at the student’s place of employment as long as the experiences differ from their work assignments and they do not receive monetary compensation.

Advance Practice with Evidence-Based Projects
A key part of earning your DNP degree is planning, implementation and evaluation of a scholarly evidence-based project. The project’s location is driven by student interests and location and meets the criteria of the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.

Career Prospects
Graduates will be able to provide quality health care to patients, families and communities by assuming a leadership role in the health care system. In addition to proposing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based changes, you’ll earn the professional standing of other health care providers with doctoral training.

The Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is excited to add the Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree program to our full slate of academic offerings. To learn more about starting your DNP degree, review our admissions requirements and reach out to an admissions advisor using the form on this page.

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