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A DNP DEGREE GRADUATE IS PREPARED TO IMPROVE HEALTH
AND CARE OUTCOMES THROUGH ORGANIZATIONAL/SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP,
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROCESSES, AND TRANSLATION OF
EVIDENCE INTO PRACTICE, AMONG OTHER WAYS.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

A DNP degree is a practice-focused program.  It different from a research-focused doctorate which prepares Nurse Educators and Researchers. For the DNP degree, there is a practice application-oriented final DNP project required rather than a dissertation, measured according to its contribution to improve outcomes. SVSU's DNP program is designed for nurses who work full-time by limiting the number of in-person sessions to one or two Saturday seminars each fall and winter with the remaining coursework being done online.  Based on an individual’s progression the program can be completed in as little as three years, or it can be spread out longer if needed.

There are two program tracks which allow a nurse to obtain a Doctorate in Nursing Practice.

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