Doctor of Nursing Practice

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About

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal professional practice degree that prepares nurses to assume leadership roles in clinical practice, administration, clinical teaching, and clinical research. Please consult the State Authorization Reciprocity information for online degree programs.

The DNP program prepares graduates for advanced clinical practice and other leadership roles to serve the health care needs of the people of Nevada, the nation, and the professional community.

The program offers:

  • BSN to DNP plan with a Family Nurse Practitioner track (On Hold)
  • BSN to DNP plan with a Nurse Executive Track (On Hold)
  • BSN to DNP plan with a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track (On Hold)
  • MSN to DNP plan with an Advanced Practice track
  • MSN to DNP plan with Nurse Executive Track

Available Options

  • Post-Master’s Advanced Practice Track
    Available Online 
  • BSN - DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Track
    Available Online On Hold 
  • Post-Master’s Nurse Executive Track
  • BSN - DNP Nurse Executive Track
    Available Online On Hold 
  • Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Track
  • Post-Masters Academic Leadership Track
  • BSN - DNP Academic Leadership Track
    On Hold 
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track
    On Hold 

Accreditation

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Available Online

UNLV is unable to provide fully online education to students from certain states. Visit the State Compliance page for more information.

Learning Outcomes

The goal of the DNP degree is to prepare nurses to assume leadership roles in clinical practice, clinical teaching, and health care analysis. At the conclusion of the DNP program, graduates will:

  • Provide advanced nursing care to improve patient and population health care outcomes in various direct and indirect settings.
  • Take leadership roles in the analysis, delivery, and management of nursing care and health care systems.
  • Provide evidence-based practice through the application of analytical methods, information systems technology, and clinical research.
  • Collaborate with inter-professional teams to meet the health care needs of culturally and ethnically diverse individuals and populations.
  • Act as a change agent, leader, and advocate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health care policy as it affects populations and the nursing profession.

Career Possibilities

DNP graduates are equipped to assume a wide range of leadership roles in both direct and indirect health care settings and nursing education programs. DNP graduates may function as specialists in their advanced practice clinical roles, as nursing faculty, or as healthcare executives, program and policy analysts.

Requirements

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Post-Master’s Advanced Practice Track

BSN - DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Track

Post-Master’s Nurse Executive Track

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BSN - DNP Nurse Executive Track

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Contacts

Graduate Coordinator

Paul Thomas Clements, Ph.D., RN, DF-IAFN, CGS

Professor in Residence; Director – Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program

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Degree Contact

Christine Lam

Enrollment Coordinator

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School of Nursing

The School of Nursing educates nurses at the undergraduate and graduate levels to meet health care needs in Nevada and beyond. The School of Nursing promotes, improves, and sustains human health through evidence-based education and advances in research and practice.

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