Doctor of Nursing Practice
The former Dean of the School of the Nursing and Health Professions, the Director of the Executive Leadership DNP, and several students discuss the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at USF.
USF students are trained to take on the complexities of a dynamic health care industry in the pursuit of a more humane and equitable world
The School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a variety of track options providing one-of-a-kind opportunities for interprofessional collaboration.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree prepares registered nurses (RNs) to take on greater leadership roles. The curriculum combines nursing, business, informatics and health care administration coursework with advanced practice in clinical settings. Graduates join the workforce with the skills to improve models of health care delivery, evaluate clinical outcomes, identify and manage the health care needs of diverse populations, and use technology and information to transform the field.
The curriculum is rigorous and gives students the opportunity to gain exposure to diverse perspectives, to be immersed in theory and research, and to obtain a critical understanding of professional practice issues.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offers registered nurses (RN) a range of study plans. There are four (4) of study available to pursue your DNP. Bachelor's prepared nurses can choose to earn a master's degree along the way of completing their DNP. Options are illustrated below.
|Bachelor's Degree (BSN)||Master's Degree (ANY FIELD) + RN|
|Family Nurse Practitioner||Available||Available|
|Executive Leadership||Not Available||Available|
|Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner||Available||Available|
|Population Health Leadership||Not Available||Available|
Upon completion of the DNP program, the graduate will be able to: