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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 (DNP) is offered through the Kirkhof College of Nursing and is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice.


12%
West Michigan Job Growth by 2025

West Michigan job opportunities requiring a doctoral degree are expected to grow 12% by 2025.

14%
National Job Growth

National job opportunities requiring a doctoral degree in Nursing are expected to grow 14% by 2025.

1st
GVSU Ranking as West Michigan Talent Provider

There are over 2,000 GVSU graduate alumni working in the Nursing field in West Michigan.


Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

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:

Why Study Nursing at Grand Valley?


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