Delivering Advanced Patient Care Across the Lifespan
The DNP program prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to transform clinical practice as expert clinicians and leaders with a special focus on rural and underserved populations. In addition to delivering evidence-based direct patient care at an advanced practice level to individuals across the lifespan in primary care settings, graduates of the DNP program will learn skills needed to produce and implement valuable evidence to guide practice and are prepared to work collaboratively with rural communities in an effort to reduce health disparities.
This program is open to registered nurses with a master's degree in nursing with nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife and/or nurse anesthetist. This option offers:
- Annual fall admission
- 31-36 course credits
- Program coursework is delivered online; Select classes may require on-campus visits to Sioux Falls or Rapid City
- Part-time study (including summers)
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