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.
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 Care Nurse Practitioner or Adult/Older Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - 77 credits and 1,035 clinical hours
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - 75 credits and 1,050 clinical/immersion 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 Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health in downtown Grand Rapids' on the Medical Mile.
- A dedicated full-time placement coordinator manages all clinical experiences.
- Graduate assistantships, scholarships, financial aid, and Laker Lifetime Learning (L3) available to those who qualify.
- Highly qualified 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.