The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree offered by the University of San Francisco prepares registered nurses (RNs) to take on greater leadership roles. The curriculum combines nursing, business, informatics and health care administration coursework with advanced practice in clinical settings. Graduates join the workforce with the skills to improve models of health care delivery, evaluate clinical outcomes, identify and manage the health care needs of diverse populations, and use technology and information to transform the field.
- The curriculum is rigorous and gives students the opportunity to gain exposure to diverse perspectives, to be immersed in theory and research, and to obtain a critical understanding of professional practice issues.
- The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offers registered nurses (RN) a range of study plans. There are (5) plans of study available to pursue your DNP. Bachelor's prepared nurses can choose to earn a master's degree along the way of completing their DNP. Options are: Family Nurse Practitioner, Executive Leadership, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Population Health Leadership.
Programme StructureAreas of study include:
- Executive Leadership (EL-DNP): Designed for master’s-prepared current/aspiring nurse executives at the division/department-level or above with supervisory oversight of a group of essential services or functions.
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP): Bachelor or master’s prepared RNs learn to design models of health care delivery, evaluate clinical outcomes, identify and manage the health care needs of diverse populations, and use technology and information to transform the field.
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP): Prepares bachelor or master’s prepared RN as psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners to provide a wide range of services to adults, children, adolescents, and their families in a primary care facility.
- Population Health Leadership: Prepares nurses who can provide leadership to analyze population health needs, provide appropriate interventions, and measure outcome
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- A completed online application and fee
- Completion of a master's degree (in any field) from an accredited institution
- Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation:
- A professional résumé
- Statement of professional goals
- Documentation of RN license
For international students only:
- Certification of Finances form or Letter of Support
- Bank statement(s) that indicate funds for the total costs
- A copy of passport copy
- English Language Exam: Official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores
- International Transcripts: Your transcripts need to be in the original language of your university, AND in English translation.
International44400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1480 USD per credit during 24 months.
National44400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1480 USD per credit during 24 months.
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