Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in Virginia.
Full List of Programs
George Mason University
Students who are accepted to the BSN-DNP program at George Mason University can choose from the following concentration areas: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Clinical Nursing, and Nursing Administration. BSN-DNP students complete core courses (ethics, theory, and healthcare delivery systems), advanced-practice competency courses in their preferred concentration areas, and doctoral-level courses in administration, evidence-based practice, informatics, and policy. The university also offers an MSN-DNP program. Individualized plans of study are crafted for students accepted to the MSN-DNP program, which are based on each student's academic background and professional goals. All students must complete 1,000 mentored clinical hours, as well as two Practice Inquiry Project (PIP) courses culminating in a scholarly product.
James Madison University
The Doctor of Nursing Practice at James Madison University is offered online and can be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis. Students admitted to this post-master's DNP program can choose from two areas of specialization - Advanced Practice Nursing or Leadership in Healthcare Systems. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must have APRN designation in their home states and national board certification as a Certified Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. The curriculum includes coursework in Epidemiology in Population Health, Analytic Methods for Health Care, and Health Policy for Practice and Advocacy. Students are required to complete a capstone project in order to graduate from the program.
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The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Marymount University can be earned on a part-time basis. The program is open to applicants with a BSN, a clinical MSN, or a non-clinical MSN. Marymount's DNP program is practice-focused, evidence-based, and accredited by the CCNE. The program follows a campus-based format. The curriculum includes coursework in: Theoretical and Ethical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice, Nursing and Health Care Systems and Organizations, and Advanced Assessment and Health Screening for the Family Nurse Practitioner. The completion of a doctoral project on a clinical area that reflects students' interests is required in order to graduate. The doctoral project may consist of a manuscript for publication or presentation at a regional or national conference.
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Old Dominion University
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Old Dominion University has four major areas of emphasis: emerging healthcare technologies, advanced diagnostic and client care skills, care of vulnerable populations, and assurance of quality client outcomes with practice-based research. Students accepted to the post-bachelor's Doctor of Nursing Practice (BS-DNP) program at Old Dominion University earn their MSN enroute to the DNP degree. The following MSN concentration areas are available: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist/Educator, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, and Nurse Executive. The post-master's DNP program offers two options - Advanced Practice (for clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, and nurse anesthetists) and Nurse Executive. The university's DNP program is accredited by the CCNE.
The following DNP programs are available at Radford University: Post-BSN Family Nurse Practitioner, Post-BSN Psychiatric Mental Health, Post-MSN, Post-MSN FNP, and Post-Master's Nurse Executive Leadership. The Psychiatric Mental Health concentration is provided in collaboration with Shenandoah University. The university's DNP curriculum is based on AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice and includes courses such as Advanced Pathophysiology, Theoretical Foundations for APRNs, and Advanced Practice Nursing in Rural Communities. Courses are offered online and students have the option of pursuing a full-time or part-time program of study. The post-master's program is available to Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Specialists, Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioners, and Nurse Executive Leaders. Radford University's DNP program has CCNE accreditation until 2017.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Shenandoah University has two concentration areas - Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Post-baccalaureate (BSN-to-DNP) and post-master's (MSN-to-DNP) programs are available. The BSN-to-DNP program can be completed in 36 months on a full-time basis (including summer sessions) however, a part-time program of study is also available. The MSN-to-DNP option is a part-time program and can be completed with five consecutive semesters of study. The university's DNP program is a cohort program and classes are held on campus. Coursework includes the following: Roles & Issues in Advanced Practice Management, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Nursing, Informatics & Technology in Healthcare, and Applied & Interactive Genetics.
University of Virginia
The post-baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice pathway (BSN to DNP) at the University of Virginia offers the following tracks: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care CNS, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care CNS and NP, Family NP, Pediatric NP, and Psychiatric-Mental Health NP. Full-time BSN to DNP students can expect to earn their DNP degree within 33 to 36 months, depending on the chosen specialty track. A part-time plan of study can take five to six years to complete. The MSN to DNP program follows a hybrid system of delivery, with on-site courses delivered in an executive format (typically once a month, two times each semester). The DNP program at the University of Virginia has CCNE accreditation until 2024.
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