Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in New Jersey.
List of New Jersey DNP Programs
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, New Jersey
The Post-Master's DNP program at Fairleigh Dickenson University offers two specialization tracks - clinical leadership and organizational leadership. The clinical leadership track prepares APNs for leadership in their field of practice, while the organizational leadership track prepares students for leadership in healthcare institutions. The university also offers an accelerated pre-baccalaureate (BSN to DNP) program with a focus in Gerontology. A Bridge Program is available for applicants with a Master's degree in a non-nursing field. The DNP program at Fairleigh Dickenson University follows the Executive educational model which blends online and in-classroom learning experiences. The program can be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis and is fully accredited by the CCNE.
Lodi, New Jersey
Students accepted to the DNP program at Felician College follow a curriculum that is based on the AACN's Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice and the AONE core competencies for nurse executives. The theoretical component of the program is delivered online and students are required to come to campus only for two residency periods. Students can choose to focus on the Advanced Practice Track or the Executive Leadership Track. The program is delivered in eight 12-week sessions and designed to be completed with just over two years of study. The completion of a DNP project is required in order to graduate from the program. The university's DNP program is CCNE-certified.
West Long Branch, New Jersey
The post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Monmouth University is a 36-credit program that can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. Students who choose a part-time program of study can pursue their DNP degree online. Full-time DNP students are required to attend classes on campus. The focus of Monmouth University's DNP program is healthcare leadership. The curriculum includes coursework in the following subject areas: Health Promotions in Diverse Populations, Issues in Aging, Emerging Health Care Risks, and Organizational Leadership in Health Care. Students are required to complete a practicum experience as well as a capstone project in order to graduate from the program. Monmouth University's DNP program has CCNE accreditation until June 2018.
MSN required for:
Newark, New Jersey
The post-baccalaureate DNP program at Rutgers University offers the following areas of concentration: Adult Gerontology NP (Acute/Critical Care and Primary Care), Family NP, Leadership - Management, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery, Pediatric NP, Psychiatric/Mental Health NP, and Women's Health NP. The Nurse Midwifery program is accredited by the Commission for Midwifery Education. The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. HIV Care specialization is available for all the programs above except for Nurse Midwifery and Nurse Anesthesia. The Leadership - Management concentration is primarily available online. Rutgers also offers a post-master's DNP program with options available in Leadership or Clinical Practice. The post-master's DNP Clinical Practice program is delivered both online or in an Executive Weekend Model.
BSN required for:
Saint Peter's University
Jersey City, New Jersey
The post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice at Saint Peter's College is designed for the nurse executive/administrator or nationally certified APRNs (nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetists). Students can follow one of two pathways to the DNP degree - the direct or clinical route (involving direct patient care) or the indirect or non-clinical route (impacting patient care through management of health care systems or health care policy). Core courses include the following: Health Care Policy: Legislation & Strategies, Epidemiology & Population Genetic Risk Factors Interpretation, and Leadership & Communications for APN. Saint Peter's DNP program is offered on campus (only one evening per week), has CCNE accreditation until 2019, and may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.
Seton Hall University
South Orange, New Jersey
All required courses for the completion of Seton Hall's Doctor of Nursing Practice program are offered online. Both post-baccalaureate (BSN-DNP) and post-master's (MSN-DNP) applicants are considered for the program. BSN-DNP students earn their MSN and will be eligible to sit for the appropriate certifications as they complete the remainder of the DNP requirements. Students can choose either Direct Care (Advanced Practice Nurse) or Indirect Care (Administration and Leadership) as their area of focus. Seton Hall's DNP program is accredited by the CCNE and includes coursework in the following subjects: Health Care Economics, Informatics for Evidence-based Practice, and 21st Century Healthcare Systems. The completion of a DNP Scholarly Project is required for graduation.
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Wayne, New Jersey
Students accepted to the post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program at William Patterson University can expect to earn their DNP degree after seven semesters of continuous full-time enrollment. The program offers two tracks - the advanced practice clinical track for certified APRNs and the advanced practice administrative track for nurse administrators who already have an MSN degree. The university's DNP program is accredited by CCNE until 2020. Coursework includes evaluating health care policy, using technology to advance the quality of care, inter-professional collaboration in different health care settings, and evaluating systems responses to health and illness. The completion of a Doctor of Nursing dissertation is required for graduation.