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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is designed for nurses seeking a terminal
degree in nursing practice. The DNP offers an alternative to the research-focused
terminal degree in nursing, and prepares professional nurses to assume advanced roles
in practice, executive function, quality and safety, informatics and other positions
of leadership in nursing and health care. The graduate of the DNP program, will develop
sophisticated skills in the following highly desired areas:
Cohorts begin each fall and meet at the Knoxville Hardin Valley Campus one time each academic year for a two or three-day colloquium. The balance of the
program is delivered in an online format. The 36-hour credit program is completed
on a part-time basis, with degree completion in 2 calendar years (18 credits per year).
The culminating learning experience in the DNP curriculum is the development, implementation
and evaluation of a translational research project, with emphasis on dissemination
of new knowledge for outcomes improvement.
The program requires a laptop with Microsoft Office 2007 and wireless capability.
The DNP program is designed in full compliance with the professional standards for
the practice doctorate as set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
(AACN) and with the approval of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the master's degree in nursing at King University
are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle,
NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791.
For information about accreditation. CLICK HERE.