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Belmont University’s post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program elevates master's prepared nurses to the next level in leadership, advocacy and scholarship.   The DNP is a clinically-oriented doctorate serving as a terminal professional degree for nurses in advanced practice, and nursing education.

The program will develop nursing leaders skilled in measurement of patient and population outcomes, education of diverse populations, leadership in health policy development and implementation, translation of evidence into clinical practice, and advocacy for safe and quality care within complex health care delivery systems.  Graduates will attain clinical, organizational and leadership expertise designed to meet the changing demands of the present and future health care system.

The Belmont DNP meets the professional standards for the practice doctorate (DNP Essentials) developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).  The program is offered in a hybrid format with intensive classes held on campus during four weekends (Friday evening & Saturday) each semester supplemented by online course work and interactions. The post-master’s DNP program of study was developed for full time study but a part time option is available. Students interested in this option should consult with the program director.

See the Graduate Admissions page for a schedule of upcoming Information Sessions.

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