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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.

    Available Options

    • Post-Master’s Advanced Practice Track
      Available Online  
    • BSN - DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Track
      Available Online  
    • Post-Master’s Nurse Executive Track
    • BSN - DNP Nurse Executive Track
      Available Online  
    • Post-Masters Nurse Practitioner Track
    • BSN to DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track
      Deactivated  

    Accreditation

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

    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.

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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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    BSN to DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track

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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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