The La Salle Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is in response to the call for health care improvement and innovation. This post-Master’s program is designed in accord with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Position Statement on Doctoral Education and The DNP Essentials.
The program is a practice-focused doctorate with a strong clinical component designed for all health care environments providing opportunities for expert knowledge and skill development through completion of clinical hours and a clinical capstone project. The program delivered online, includes immersion experiences three times throughout the program.
Students may enroll in the program on a part-time (3 credits/semester) or full-time (6 credits/semester) basis. Required clinical hours vary depending on the student’s entry level attainments; 1,000 hours of supervised, post- baccalaureate clinical practice in an academic program is required. The La Salle curricular plans are individualized and include 500 clinical hours in the program of study. Advanced Practice Nurses (CNS, CRNA, NP and Nurse Midwives), as well as other Master’s prepared nurses may apply.