The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a post-masters 39-credit hour practice doctorate geared toward preparing Family Nurse Practitioners to excel in increasingly complex healthcare settings. In today’s clinical environments, where the rapid expansion of scientific knowledge is only outpaced by the demand for healthcare services, it is imperative that clinical practice experts master additional competencies. Indiana State University (ISU) is committed to preparing clinical nursing leaders as evidenced by the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The DNP program began in the Fall of 2010 and recently graduated its inaugural class at ISU’s May 2012 commencement.
The DNP program is in the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing at the College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services. The program is based upon the essential concepts of the DNP curriculum as approved by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in September 2005 and the accrediting body for DNP programs, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)(formerly NLNAC).
The DNP program received full accreditation in Spring 2013 for five years from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)(formerly NLNAC).
Indiana State University’s Department of Advanced Practice Nursing is currently in the process of revising admission requirements for the DNP program.
Beginning fall 2013, the DNP program may consider waiving the FNP requirement for applicants who:
Maybe you see yourself in clinical instruction, involved in research, or perhaps continuing your current career with increased skill and greater awareness of the dynamic healthcare environment.
Our curriculum is compatible with your individual interests and goals, designed to meet the needs of the working professional and offers full-time and part-time plans of study.
Our unique online learning format is user friendly and convenient and, unlike your many other competing priorities, is there when you have time.
Whatever your career path, Indiana State University will be there when you are ready to start your clinical doctorate.