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Doctor of Nursing Practice

The post-master Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Oakland University is a fully online program with a two or three year Plan of Study.

Graduates who possess a DNP degree are prepared to assume clinical and leadership roles in both academic and practice settings. Knowledge acquisition in the DNP program includes:

  • the ability to analyze organizational and clinical systems
  • critique evidence to support clinical practice and improve patient outcomes
  • develop practice guidelines to enhance patient safety

The DNP graduate will:

  • Integrate the science and theory of nursing practice with scientific and theoretical knowledge from other disciplines to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes.
  • Integrate knowledge of effective communication and leadership skills based on professional standards to work as an effective member of an inter-professional team in the provision of safe, high quality, patient-centered care.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate and ethical use of information technology and research methods to improve practice and the practice environment.

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School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 364-8733

M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.