The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at The University of Akron offers doctoral preparation to nurses whose career emphasis is on furthering their direct clinical advanced nursing practice skills (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, and Nurse Midwife) or whose practice is in areas that directly support clinical practice such as nursing administration and/or healthcare policy/program development. The DNP program at The University of Akron is a post masters model and candidates therefore must be credentialed to be considered for acceptance.
The program is offered in a hybrid format. This means that there is a blend of intensive face to face, distance and/or asynchronous learning modalities that are determined based on the course/content/semester. The student can complete the program in two years of full time (two courses per semester) study. Part time options are also available.
The University of Akron has a long tradition of being home to one of Ohio’s top ranked programs of nursing. One of the particular strengths of our DNP program is that unlike other DNP programs, the courses at The University of Akron are taught by a complimentary blend of DNP and PhD prepared faculty, thus offering the student exposure to the best of both clinical/professional and academic/research scholarship.
Graduates of the DNP program will be able to:
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