The Doctor of Nursing Practice is offered through the Kirkhof College of Nursing and is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice. It is the only program of its type in West Michigan.
Grand Valley State University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is offered through the university's Kirkhof College of Nursing and is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice. The DNP curriculum is delivered in a hybrid format with a focus on the national agenda to transform American health care through interprofessional collaboration, health care policy advocacy, patient-centered care, quality/safety initiatives, and use of informatics. The D.N.P. program offers emphasis areas in:
- Advanced Nursing Practice Child/Adolescent Primary Nurse Practitioner or Adult/Older Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - 77 credits and 1,035 clinical hours
- Health Systems Leadership BSN to DNP - 75 credits and 1,035 clinical hours; Post-MSN to DNP - 38 credits and 1,035 clinical/immersion hours (credit for 360 hours from MSN)
Why Study Nursing at Grand Valley?
- The hybrid format is ideal for working adults through online coursework and high-impact in-seat classes at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences in downtown Grand Rapids.
- A dedicated full-time placement coordinator manages all clinical and immersion experiences throughout your program of study.
- Graduate assistantships, scholarships, financial aid, and Laker Lifetime Learning (L3) available to those who qualify.
- Highly qualied faculty are invested in student success and relevant coursework.
- Grand Valley is respected by employers across the region, and the program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, ccneaccreditation.org.