The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program reflects the highest level of educational preparation for advanced practice nurses and nurse executives. The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) has recommended that the DNP degree be the level of entry for practice for all advanced practice registered nurses by 2025. Please visit the NONPF (https://www.nonpf.org/general/custom.asp?page=DNPResources) 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 for those pursing an APRN. 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 evidence based practice, advanced nursing management of direct patient care; quality improvement; application of informatics to practice and health care improvement; health systems management and leadership; health policy; wellness; innovation;, and ethical decision making in health care.