Post Master's Pathways


The Post Master’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed to prepare leaders to drive the application of evidence to promote excellence in nursing practice and health care. As a practice-focused doctoral program, innovation and inquiry are central to graduating DNP practitioners prepared in leadership to identify, develop, and evaluate solutions to the most troubling challenges found in clinical practice and health care.

Hallmarks of the DNP Program at OHSU School of Nursing include a scholarly approach to the discipline developed through doctoral level course work, DNP program benchmarks, and the DNP clinical inquiry project. In addition, a commitment to the advancement of the profession is evidenced through leadership and innovation in practice, developed through course work and the integrative practice immersion reflected by the clinical residency. The DNP curriculum and clinical residency are broadly shaped around the eight Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (DNP Essentials) found on the AACN website.