2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
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2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Practice, DNP

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares nurses to lead transformative change in healthcare. Graduates acquire scientific, organizational, leadership and economic knowledge that allows them to plan, manage and deliver cost-effective, evidence based care.

We offer the DNP degree in collaboration with two other campuses in the Purdue University system: West Lafayette and Fort Wayne. Each campus in the collaborative DNP program has a specific area of concentration. The DNP concentration offered at Purdue University Northwest is Translation Science.

Preparation in the science of translation will enable DNP program graduates to become experts in searching for, appraising, synthesizing, transferring, and applying evidence. Graduates will also become experts in evaluating the impact of evidence on outcomes.

Admission Requirements

Graduation from an accredited program with a master’s degree in nursing.

Grades in all previous Master’s coursework of “B” or better.*

Current U.S. RN (registered nurse) license in the state in which practice will occur.

Evidence of successful completion of an introductory statistics course within the last 5 years.*

Personal interview (will be scheduled following submission of application and all related documents).

*Note: Applicants not meeting this criterion may be considered for conditional admission status.

Special Graduation Requirements

Final graduation grade point average of a “B” or better on the approved Plan of Study. Minimum grade of “B” in all core and specialty required nursing courses.

Required Courses

Advanced Practice Nursing/MS Core Courses

Note: The following courses may be waived if student has successfully completed a comparable graduate course prior to application to this program from an institution that has been accredited by CCNE or ACEN.

DNP Leadership Courses


* If course taken as part of MS degree, will be replaced by elective

DNP Evidence Based Practice Courses

DNP Cognate/Inquiry Courses

Total 38 Credits Required

The DNP program is a 38 credit hours post-Master’s degree. Additional hours may be required depending on the master’s degree curriculum.

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