Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership and Education

Program Type: Major
Program Level: Graduate
Department: Graduate Nursing Programs

Become the leader you are meant to be

With a DNP from Mount Marty, you'll be prepared to be a leader or educator with the ability to apply the latest research to improve patient outcomes.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Mount Marty is designed to prepare individuals for specialization in nursing leadership and education, incorporating a high level of leadership in practice and scientific inquiry. Additionally, preparation in the science of pedagogy will augment the nurse’s ability to transmit the science of the nursing profession. The Mount Marty DNP program, with an emphasis in leadership and education, will focus on ethical leadership grounded in Benedictine values of human dignity, call to community and caring for all. Individuals who complete the Mount Marty DNP program will be prepared to fill roles as educators or leaders in healthcare.

The Mount Marty DNP program will focus on ethical leadership concepts grounded in the Benedictine Tradition, with core values rooted in Catholic Social Teaching that include Human Dignity, call to community and participation, and care for God's creation. Individuals, who complete the Mount Marty DNP program, will be uniquely prepared to fill roles as exceptional educatiors and leaders who will leave a positive impact on healthcare and improved patient outcomes.

frequently asked questions

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the preferred career development path for nurses working in a variety of direct and indirect care roles and practice settings. The DNP is a terminal degree and can emphasize areas of education or executive leadership in clinical or educational settings.

Leadership

Nurse leaders, as members of an interdisciplinary team, must incorporate a high level of leadership that emphasizes evidence-based practice, quality improvement and informatics. The best-prepared senior level nurses serve in key leadership positions and participate in executive decisions. Additionally, preparation in the science of pedagogy will augment the nurse's ability to transmit the science of the nursing profession and improve patient outcomes.

education

The discipline of education encompasses a separate body of knowledge. This DNP includes an educational component where all students complete coursework in pedagogical methodologies, adult learning theories and evaluative measures of learning outcomes.

Earned Master's Degree in nursing from:

  • A program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
  • A nurse anesthesia program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Cumulative grade point average (GPA) from master level nursing courses of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Documentation of a Nursing Research or Evidence Based Practice course on the official transcript.

Documentation of the "3-P's" (Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Pathophysiology) and graduate statistics on the official transcript.

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