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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.

National Job Growth

Nursing job opportunities requiring a doctoral degree are expected to grow 12% in the U.S. by 2026.

Nursing Jobs in 2021

There were over 3,000 nursing job opportunities requiring a doctoral degree in Michigan in 2021, 11% above the national average.

National Job Growth

Michigan nursing opportunities are projected to grow 6% in the U.S. by 2026.

Source: EMSI Burning Glass, 2022

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?

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Details