DNP Program

DNP Overview

link to video about the DNP program

Overview

  • Fully On-Line Program
  • Flexible start dates
  • Full- and part-time available
  • 31-46 credits (depending on transcripts and previous course-related practice hours)
  • Ongoing admissions for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters
  • Individualized plans of study to support you as you meet your personal, professional and educational goals
  • Exceptional faculty with diverse backgrounds focused on your success

DNP Program Information

James Madison University’s (JMU) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is an innovative, online program with full-time and part-time study options with variable credits (31-46)- depending on transcripts and previous course-related practice hours.
We offer two areas of foci: 1) Advanced Practice Nursing or 2). Leadership in Healthcare Systems.  Our curriculum prepares graduates with a strong scientific foundation for practice and the ability to translate knowledge quickly and effectively to improve patient and organizational outcomes.

Our program offers an optional on-site orientation and culminates with an on-site final project presentation.  We pride ourselves on being accessible and connected to our students and offer a unique student centered approach in an on-line setting.

Because DNP education is specialized, the specialty content preparing DNP graduates for various practice roles will differ substantially across specialty areas. However, all DNP graduates will demonstrate the competencies delineated in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (2006) The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing. LINK to DNP Essentials

D.N.P. graduates demonstrate the competencies in The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2006).
 
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at James Madison University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).