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Nurse Practitioner, DNP

Doctor of Nursing Practice 

Hybrid

Course Delivery

70

Total Credits

$57,207

Tuition

3 Years

Minimum Duration


Program Details

The Nurse Practitioner Program, consists of three concentrations. The Nurse Practitioner-Family, Nurse Practitioner-Adult Gerontology Primary Care and Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Mental Health concentrations focus on the preparation of advanced practice registered nurses as nurse practitioners.

Nurse practitioners are in direct-care provider roles and use specialty skills and knowledge in providing care to clients of all ages and stages of development in primary care settings. The nurse practitioner curriculum prepares nurses to function interdependently with other healthcare providers to provide primary care. They assess the physical, socio-emotional, and developmental states of individual clients and their families. Along with analyze health behavior, apply clinical judgment, and intervene in a manner to improve the quality and effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Nurse practitioners provide health promotion therapeutics, as well as early recognition and prompt treatment and management of illness, prevention of complications, and needed rehabilitation. Client and family education, guidance, and advocacy are vital characteristics of the nurse practitioner's role. Graduates of the program will be eligible for certification as a nurse practitioner in their population focus area.

Program Outcomes

The DNP focuses on developing skills in evaluating evidence, utilizing appropriate research in decision-making, and developing and implementing clinical innovations to advance practice and improve patient care.

Career Outlook

The Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare nurses who have the leadership skills and clinical expertise necessary to deliver primary and acute care and improve health outcomes in community settings. Graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)- Nurse Practitioner programs meet the requirements to sit for specialty certification examinations in their associated role.

Additionally, those who earn a DNP have completed the highest level of training in nursing practice. The DNP provides extends a practitioners education with a focus on safe, effective, evidence-based, and patient-centered care.

A Top-Ranked Education

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Michigan State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone (202) 887-6791. Fax (202) 887-8476. The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA), requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. 

The graduate-level Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Council on Accreditation of Nurse, Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, (847) 655-1160. https://coacrna.org The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for Fall, 2023.

Dawn Goldstein Headshot

Dr. Dawn Goldstein

Assistant Professor and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Director
and

Dr. Kara Schrader

Assistant Professor and Primary Care NP Program Director

Course Information

Core

EPI 840 - Clinical Epidemiology for Healthcare Practice (3 Credits)
NUR 997 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project III (3 Credits)
NUR 902 - Scientific Foundations for the Advanced Practice Nurse (3 Credits)
NUR 903 - Healthcare Informatics (3 Credits)
NUR 904 - Health Policy and Advocacy (3 Credits)
NUR 905 - Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Quality Management in Healthcare (3 Credits)
NUR 906 - Leadership in Complex Health Systems (3 Credits)
NUR 907 - Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (3 Credits)
NUR 908 - Advanced Physical Assessment for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (3 Credits)
NUR 909 - Advanced Pharmacology for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (3 Credits)
NUR 912 - Health Promotion - Family (3 Credits)
NUR 913 - Health Promotion – Adult-Gerontology (3 Credits)
NUR 915 - Clinical Diagnosis & Management I - Family
NUR 916 - Clinical Diagnosis & Management II - Family (6 Credits)
NUR 917 - Clinical Diagnosis & Management III - Family (6 Credits)
NUR 918 - Clinical Diagnosis & Management IV - Family (6 Credits)
NUR 919 - Clinical Diagnosis & Management V - Family (6 Credits)
NUR 925 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management I - Adult-Gerontology (6 Credits)
NUR 926 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management II - Adult-Gerontology (6 Credits)
NUR 927 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management III - Adult-Gerontology (6 Credits)
NUR 928 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management IV - Adult-Gerontology (6 Credits)
NUR 929 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management V - Adult-Gerontology (6 Credits)
NUR 952 - Psychopharmacology and Neuropathological Basis of Mental Illness (3 Credits)
NUR 953 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management I - Psychiatric Assessment and Diagnosis (6 Credits)
NUR 954 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management II - Evidence Based Therapeutic Interventions (6 Credits)
NUR 955 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management III - Special Populations and Group (6 Credits)
NUR 956 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management IV - Complex and Collaborative Mental Health Care (6 Credits)
NUR 957 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management V - Psychiatric Mental Health (6 Credits)
NUR 995 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project I (4 Credits)
NUR 996 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project II (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • Completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale.
    A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for total credits completed during the second-half of the four-year baccalaureate nursing program. Completed a three (3) credit undergraduate or graduate statistics course with a grade of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or better within the last five years.
  • A license/certificate required
    Current unrestricted R.N. license without probationary status in the applicant’s state or country. For those applicants practicing in Michigan, a current Registered Nurse Michigan license is required. Applicants who hold Registered Nurse licensure from other states or countries and who are in the Nurse Practitioner concentration may be admitted provisionally with the requirement that a United States and Michigan Registered Nurse license must be obtained prior to progression to clinical courses.
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vita
  • Taken the TOEFL
    Only required if English is not your native language
  • A written personal statement
    Submitted a written essay that addresses the applicant’s career goals and motivations for graduate study in the selected area of specialty nursing practice: nurse practitioner.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    The reference letters must be from a source that has direct knowledge of the applicant’s work and educational experience specifying the applicant’s ability to do graduate work. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application
  • Completed an admission interview with the College of Nursing faculty. Recommendations for admission are made by the faculty committee to the Dean of the College based on the requirements for admission and the personal interview.
  • The DNP Nurse Practitioner concentration enrolls for a fall semester start each year.

 

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

December 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$57,207
$112,402

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Details

The Nurse Practitioner Program, consists of three concentrations. The Nurse Practitioner-Family, Nurse Practitioner-Adult Gerontology Primary Care and Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Mental Health concentrations focus on the preparation of advanced practice registered nurses as nurse practitioners.

Nurse practitioners are in direct-care provider roles and use specialty skills and knowledge in providing care to clients of all ages and stages of development in primary care settings. The nurse practitioner curriculum prepares nurses to function interdependently with other healthcare providers to provide primary care. They assess the physical, socio-emotional, and developmental states of individual clients and their families. Along with analyze health behavior, apply clinical judgment, and intervene in a manner to improve the quality and effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Nurse practitioners provide health promotion therapeutics, as well as early recognition and prompt treatment and management of illness, prevention of complications, and needed rehabilitation. Client and family education, guidance, and advocacy are vital characteristics of the nurse practitioner's role. Graduates of the program will be eligible for certification as a nurse practitioner in their population focus area.

Program Outcomes

The DNP focuses on developing skills in evaluating evidence, utilizing appropriate research in decision-making, and developing and implementing clinical innovations to advance practice and improve patient care.

Career Outlook

The Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare nurses who have the leadership skills and clinical expertise necessary to deliver primary and acute care and improve health outcomes in community settings. Graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)- Nurse Practitioner programs meet the requirements to sit for specialty certification examinations in their associated role.

Additionally, those who earn a DNP have completed the highest level of training in nursing practice. The DNP provides extends a practitioners education with a focus on safe, effective, evidence-based, and patient-centered care.

A Top-Ranked Education

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Michigan State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone (202) 887-6791. Fax (202) 887-8476. The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA), requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. 

The graduate-level Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Council on Accreditation of Nurse, Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, (847) 655-1160. https://coacrna.org The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for Fall, 2023.

Dawn Goldstein Headshot

Dr. Dawn Goldstein

Assistant Professor and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Director
and

Dr. Kara Schrader

Assistant Professor and Primary Care NP Program Director

Course Information

Core

EPI 840 - Clinical Epidemiology for Healthcare Practice (3 Credits)
NUR 997 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project III (3 Credits)
NUR 902 - Scientific Foundations for the Advanced Practice Nurse (3 Credits)
NUR 903 - Healthcare Informatics (3 Credits)
NUR 904 - Health Policy and Advocacy (3 Credits)
NUR 905 - Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Quality Management in Healthcare (3 Credits)
NUR 906 - Leadership in Complex Health Systems (3 Credits)
NUR 907 - Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (3 Credits)
NUR 908 - Advanced Physical Assessment for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (3 Credits)
NUR 909 - Advanced Pharmacology for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (3 Credits)
NUR 912 - Health Promotion - Family (3 Credits)
NUR 913 - Health Promotion – Adult-Gerontology (3 Credits)
NUR 915 - Clinical Diagnosis & Management I - Family
NUR 916 - Clinical Diagnosis & Management II - Family (6 Credits)
NUR 917 - Clinical Diagnosis & Management III - Family (6 Credits)
NUR 918 - Clinical Diagnosis & Management IV - Family (6 Credits)
NUR 919 - Clinical Diagnosis & Management V - Family (6 Credits)
NUR 925 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management I - Adult-Gerontology (6 Credits)
NUR 926 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management II - Adult-Gerontology (6 Credits)
NUR 927 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management III - Adult-Gerontology (6 Credits)
NUR 928 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management IV - Adult-Gerontology (6 Credits)
NUR 929 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management V - Adult-Gerontology (6 Credits)
NUR 952 - Psychopharmacology and Neuropathological Basis of Mental Illness (3 Credits)
NUR 953 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management I - Psychiatric Assessment and Diagnosis (6 Credits)
NUR 954 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management II - Evidence Based Therapeutic Interventions (6 Credits)
NUR 955 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management III - Special Populations and Group (6 Credits)
NUR 956 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management IV - Complex and Collaborative Mental Health Care (6 Credits)
NUR 957 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management V - Psychiatric Mental Health (6 Credits)
NUR 995 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project I (4 Credits)
NUR 996 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project II (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • Completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale.
    A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for total credits completed during the second-half of the four-year baccalaureate nursing program. Completed a three (3) credit undergraduate or graduate statistics course with a grade of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or better within the last five years.
  • A license/certificate required
    Current unrestricted R.N. license without probationary status in the applicant’s state or country. For those applicants practicing in Michigan, a current Registered Nurse Michigan license is required. Applicants who hold Registered Nurse licensure from other states or countries and who are in the Nurse Practitioner concentration may be admitted provisionally with the requirement that a United States and Michigan Registered Nurse license must be obtained prior to progression to clinical courses.
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vita
  • Taken the TOEFL
    Only required if English is not your native language
  • A written personal statement
    Submitted a written essay that addresses the applicant’s career goals and motivations for graduate study in the selected area of specialty nursing practice: nurse practitioner.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    The reference letters must be from a source that has direct knowledge of the applicant’s work and educational experience specifying the applicant’s ability to do graduate work. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application
  • Completed an admission interview with the College of Nursing faculty. Recommendations for admission are made by the faculty committee to the Dean of the College based on the requirements for admission and the personal interview.
  • The DNP Nurse Practitioner concentration enrolls for a fall semester start each year.

 

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

December 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$57,207
$112,402

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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