Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in Nebraska.
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The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Clarkson College is offered online and can be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis. The program focuses on evidence-based practice and applied research and trains advanced practice registered nurses to address contemporary issues in nursing and health care. The curriculum includes courses such as: Advanced Health Care Policy, Law, and Ethics, Health Economics, Finance, and Entrepreneurship, and Outcomes of Health Care in a Global Society. To graduate from the program, students are required to complete a dissertation and residency experience that demonstrates their ability to translate or apply their research findings effectively to client-centered health care practice. Clarkson College's DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
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Creighton University's DNP program is offered in a hybrid format, with classes meeting on campus just a few times each semester. Students accepted to the program can choose to earn their degree on a part-time or full-time basis. Individuals interested in the BSN-DNP program can choose either the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Track or the Clinical Systems Administration Track. The APRN Track offers the following Nurse Practitioner specialization areas: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, Adult-Gerontology, Family, Neonatal, and Pediatric Acute Care. The university's MSN-DNP program is designed for current APRNs and those with an MSN in Administration. The program offers optional specializations in cardiology, education, and oncology. Creighton University is the first nursing college in Nebraska to offer the DNP program.
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
The post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center requires students to complete 35-credit hours in the following areas: applied research, economics, epidemiology, evidence-based practice, health policy, leadership, and organizational systems. There is also a post-baccalaureate DNP program that allows students to specialize in administration, acute care/adult health, gerontology, family nurse practitioner, pediatrics, psychiatric mental health, or women's health. Students accepted to the BSN-DNP program can expect to complete the program within three years, while MSN-DNP students can complete their program in one to two years. Courses for both programs are available online and clinical requirements can be satisfied in a student's geographical area. The university's DNP program has CCNE accreditation until December 2018.
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