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Doctor of Nursing Practice
Dr. Stacey Smith, DNP '14
The faculty of the DNP program at ISU was a big support and guided me from the development of my research statement to the completion of an article describing my project that I will submit for publication to a nursing journal. I felt such a sense of pride when I received my DNP degree on May 3, 2014. This accomplishment has fostered a sense of responsibility in me to promote the professional growth of Advanced Practice Nurses to ensure excellence of care for our communities.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Indiana State University prepares nurses to be innovative leaders and environmental change agents to transform our healthcare delivery system. The DNP represents the highest level of preparation in nursing practice, broadening the graduate’s ability to process and translate new evidence into nursing practice. This ability is essential to maximizing the safety and efficacy of nursing practice to improve patient outcomes.
The DNP program is a 39-credit hour post master’s program requiring a total of 1,200 hours of supervised clinical preceptorship.
- Individuals may apply 700 hours of formal, supervised, clinical hours from their master's degree toward the doctoral degree requirements.
- Students who have not completed 700 post baccalaureate hours prior to entry are eligible to utilize the portfolio process outlined in the Portfolio Guidelines Document .
- Consistent with other DNP programs, there is no dissertation requirement.
- Students complete a DNP scholarly project based on their individual expertise and interests.
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