Why pursue a DNP?

Nurse practitioner with patient.

A DNP program prepares nurses at the highest level of nursing practice to improve patient care and population health outcomes and translate research into practice. And, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing,  leading authorities like the AACN, the National Academies of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are "calling for a rapid increase in the number of nurses holding doctoral degrees to meet the nation’s demand for faculty, researchers, advanced clinicians, and leaders."