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Grand Valley Nursing Students outside the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Nursing, D.N.P.

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.


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Program Overview

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:

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