The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program reflects the highest level of educational preparation for advanced practice nurses and administrators. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has proposed that the DNP degree be the level of entry for all advanced practice nurses by 2015. Please visit the AACN website for more information.
At The Ohio State University College of Nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is offered as a post-master’s degree program or a post-baccalaureate in nursing degree program. Building on the student’s foundation of professional expertise, the program prepares nurses for the highest level of nursing practice with individuals, families, populations, and systems. Hallmarks of this program include strong foci on advanced nursing management of direct patient care; skill in quality improvement; the application of informatics to practice and health care improvement; health systems management and leadership; competence in health policy analysis, advocacy, and ethical decision making in health care.