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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at King University is a practice-focused
platform and offers the terminal degree in nursing practice. The DNP offered at King
contributes to the expansion of knowledge underlying advanced professional nursing
practice. King's DNP program places considerable emphasis on specific DNP skill development:
translation of research into practice, evaluation of interdisciplinary teamwork for performance
excellence and dissemination of new knowledge for outcomes improvement. The program
was designed using the Essential of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice
specified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing and the Doctor of
Nursing Practice degree at King University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate
Nursing Education. http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation
As a student in the DNP degree program, one must complete all degree requirements
within six years of the first semester enrolled as a degree student.
The mission of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program is to provide advanced level
nurses with the academic underpinnings to translate research in to practice, integrate
knowledge to improve patient outcomes, advance health policy and assume leadership
roles to influence the ever-changing demands of healthcare. King University’s faith-based
culture prepares graduates to integrate scholarship and service into a career focused
on achieving meaningful lives with a pursuit of transforming culture in Christ.
The vision of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at King University is to be the
preferred academic program in the region and beyond in preparing advanced level nurses
with the terminal nursing practice degree that promotes a culture that is student-focused,
forward thinking and Christ-centered. King University graduates will engage in life-long
learning and demonstrate nursing excellence with integrity, compassion and service
To view all required courses for a DNP please click here.
For DNP course descriptions please click here.