Clarke offers two BSN to DNP concentrations for study: Family Nurse Practitioner and Health Leadership and Practice. Both concentrations are 81 credits and can be completed in three years full time or five years part time. Classes are hybrid, meeting face-to-face the first and third Thursdays of each month. Cohorts are limited to 20 students. Students will complete 1,000 clinical hours specific to their concentration.
Students desiring the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration will be eligible for national certification and practice to the full scope of their license.
Students choosing the Health Leadership and Practice concentration are prepared for roles in leadership both in and outside the hospital environment. For example, they can run a nurse-managed clinic, work in public health or non-profit, or administrate a long-term care facility.
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