The Post-BS to DNP Program equips baccalaureate-prepared nurses to pursue a DNP in  four specialty areas.

The Post-MS to DNP Program prepares established advanced practice nurses to deliver expert care and innovate practice.  

Additional Information

DNP Program Outcomes

  • Critically analyze, synthesize and apply theoretical and empirical knowledge from a variety of sources to improve nursing practice.
  • Provide leadership in ethical, legal and socio-cultural issues for the improvement of nursing practice, patient outcomes and health care delivery.
  • Develop and evaluate care delivery approaches that meet current and future needs of patient populations based on scientific findings in clinical sciences, as well as organizational, political and economic sciences. 
  • Translate evidence to improve nursing practice and health care outcomes.
  • Provide leadership for evidence-based practice through translation of research in practice, evaluation of practice and participation in collaborative research to improve health care outcomes.
  • Use advanced information technology resources as strategies to improve clinical practice, education and research. 
  • Collaborate in the development and/or implementation of health policy regionally, nationally and internationally.  
  • Engage in interprofessional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes.
  • Engage in leadership to integrate evidence-based clinical prevention and population health services for individuals, aggregates and populations. 
  • Provide specialized advanced nursing practice that is innovative and evidence-based.

DNP Program Coordinators

DNP Program Coordinators

Tammy Austin-Ketch, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

Assistant Dean for MS/DNP Programs

Susan Bruce, PhD, ANP-BC

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care NP Program Coordinator

Kristine Faust, DNAP, MBA, CRNA

Nurse Anesthesia Program Director

Patricia Nisbet, DNP, PMHNP-BC

PMHNP Program Coordinator

Pamela Paplham, DNP, AOCNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Family NP Program Coordinator