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Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Message from Susan Bulfin, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Associate Professor and Director DNP Program
The faculty and staff at the Christine E Lynn College of Nursing welcome your interest in our DNP program. We are proud to say that our program was the first Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited DNP program in Florida and we are continuing to grow and graduate outstanding advanced practice leaders. The philosophy of the college is Caring, which is the foundation of our curriculum and guides how we function as a community of scholars. Our goal is to help our students to grow and develop into leaders in advanced practice nursing who provide expert care to our community and beyond. Our program reflects the education essentials outlined by the CCNE in both the post-masters DNP program and the BS to DNP program.
The DNP classes are offered on a weekend format and are Web-assisted to accommodate the personal and professional lives of our students. The BS to DNP courses are offered in the Saturday format as well as on Thursdays to accommodate working professionals. Review the curriculum and other materials on the web site. Please feel free to contact us if you need further information about the program and your application.
Introduction to the DNP Program
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program focuses on practice leadership.The emphasis of the program is the delivery of advanced practice nursing (APN) to culturally diverse populations, especially the burgeoning group of persons over 65 years old. Graduate education in nursing occurs within the context of societal demands and needs as well as the inter-professional work environment. The Institute of Medicine (IOM, 2003) and the National Research Council of the National Academies (2005) have called for nursing education that prepares individuals for practice with interdisciplinary, information systems, quality improvement, and patient safety expertise.
The program is designed for nursing leaders to develop skills in shaping and evaluating practice models in their own practice settings.The program will accept a limited number of applicants. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. In order to meet the need of practicing professionals, the program is designed to be a part time program with classes offered weekends. All classes are Web-assisted.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing recommends that students complete 1000 hours of clinical practicum hours. Clinical practice hours in the second year of study are designed to develop new practice skills and to test new models of care.
DNP Program Outcomes
At the completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program the graduate will be able to:
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