Clarke’s DNP program is limited to 20 students per cohort. Students will have a one-on-one experience with Clarke University faculty and staff throughout their doctoral studies. Courses employ a hybrid delivery format providing students with the opportunity to engage with faculty as they blend face-to-face and convenient online instruction.
If you are a licensed, registered nurse from an accredited nursing program, Clarke’s three-year BSN-DNP program will help you prepare for a career as a Nurse Practitioner, a Nurse Educator or an Organizational Leader. All students take the core classes together to build their foundation for advanced nursing practice. As students choose their own career paths, the course work is focused into one of two tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator/Organizational Leadership.
Upon completion of the DNP program, you will have attained the knowledge, skills, values, and confidence to pass national certification exams and assume an active role serving in a variety of settings as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Graduate DNP students are competent, compassionate care-givers who will:
- Provide excellent patient care passed on evidence-based practice
- Collaborate with inter-professional teams
- Apply ethical perspectives to decision-making
- Advocate health care access for all
- Manage the business of health care effectively
- Inform practice with current research
- Use technology to support practice
- Demonstrate knowledge of the issues and trends related to health care and socio-economic policies