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WesternU College of Graduate Nursing Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) proegram students get hands-in training during an ENP procedural skills day Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. The students learned about sututing, ear and nose techniques and also went to the WestrernU Eye Care Institute to learn about vision exams.
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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Designed for nurses with a Master’s degree in nursing, our two-year, full time program allows you to earn a doctoral degree while continuing in your practice. An extended 3-year curriculum is available.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Transforming health care, especially for vulnerable populations, recognizes the critical need for clinicians to design, evaluate, and continuously improve the context within which care is delivered. Nurses prepared at the doctoral level with a blend of practice, organizational, economic, and leadership skills will evaluate and apply clinical evidence and science to design systems of care delivery that are locally acceptable, economically feasible, and have significant impact on health care outcomes.
  • Flexible Web-Based Program

    As the first college to develop a web-based nursing program, we are experienced in providing the support you need to succeed with distance learning. To provide flexibility and eliminate the need to commute daily to campus, we offer:

    • Web-based curriculum and self-directed learning.
    • Seminar intensives at the Pomona, CA, campus consist of two face-to-face sessions that occur at the beginning and end of the DNP program, with a virtual midpoint session. For a complete listing of dates please refer to the academic calendar. academic calendar.
    • The DNP practice hours (1,000) and culminating scholarly project can be completed in your own community.
  • Upcoming Events

     

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice | Introductory Information Session
      Wednesday, November 16 at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
      MSN degreed nurses will be taught how to transform healthcare with a blend of practice, organizational, economic, and leadership skills. Students in this program will learn how to evaluate and apply clinical evidence and science to design systems of care delivery that are locally acceptable, economically feasible, and have significant impact on health care outcomes.
  • Westernu College of Graduate Nursing Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) proegram students get hands-in training during an ENP procedural skills day Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. The students learned about sututing, ear and nose techniques and also went to the WestrernU Eye Care Institute to learn about vision exams.

    Will This Program Meet My Needs?

    WesternU’s flexible web-based program leading to a DNP will meet your needs if you are:

    A Master’s prepared nurse wishing to advance your terminal degree in nursing and professional career.
    An advanced practice nurse wanting to earn a doctorate in nursing practice while working and keeping your family commitments.
    A Master’s prepared nurse who wants to develop expertise in population health in the care of vulnerable communities.
    A Master’s prepared nurse who desires the convenience of a flexible web-based program.

    We prepare our graduates to assume practice leadership roles in nursing and healthcare as doctorally prepared clinicians, systems leaders of clinical programs, policy, and practice, and faculty, among other roles.