Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Programs

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Starting in 2019 Advanced Practice Nursing Programs will transition to offering the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree EXCLUSIVELY

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) represents the highest degree in nursing practice. Graduates receive additional preparation to expand practice in breadth and depth as well as coursework and mentorship to facilitate leadership and practice-related scholarship in their professional career. Implemented at OHSU in 2007, the DNP program prepares leaders in a culture of innovation and inquiry.

Benefits of DNP
  • Practice-ready. The OHSU DNP graduate is ready for practice as an APRN in their specialty area.

  • Evidence-Based. The OHSU DNP graduate has a strong foundation in clinical and improvement science.

  • Future-Focused. The OHSU DNP graduate looks to the future and embraces emerging models of healthcare.

  • Leadership-Oriented. The OHSU DNP graduate is prepared for growth in health care leadership in a variety of diverse settings.

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For each of the specialties listed below you can enter with a bachelor's degree in nursing and exit with the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. The DNP curriculum is 3 years of full time coursework.  

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