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have great respect for the faculty.”—Marcie Baird, graduate of Ball State’s
online doctorate of nursing practice program, nursing professor at a private
university, and nurse practitioner at a free clinic. Read her story.
The Ball State doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) program is a post-master's degree program for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives.
You will be prepared with skills to assume leadership positions in nursing practice impacting health care outcomes at the clinical and organizational level. We provide a strong focus on scholarly practice that includes translation of research in practice, evaluation of practice, and improvement in health care and outcomes at individual and population levels.
Mode of Delivery
The program is designed for a part-time plan of study. Courses are offered completely online. You will complete clinical experiences in your own community under the direction of course instructors and project faculty advisors. Mandatory annual one day meetings can be attended on campus or via distance technology.
Graduates of the DNP program will:
- Demonstrate advanced nursing practice
- Translate research and data to support evidence-based practice
inter-professional collaboration for improving patient and population health
- Utilize information systems/technology to improve health care outcomes
- Provide leadership to enhance accessibility and quality of care
health policy development and implementation
- Provide leadership to enhance population health initiatives in reducing health disparities
The DNP Program curriculum incorporates The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2006).
Learn about the courses you will be taking.
Learn how to apply and our admission requirements.
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