Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Grand Valley State University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) is offered through the university’s 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. The D.N.P. curriculum is delivered 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 program offers two emphasis areas:

  • Advanced Nursing Practice (Child/Adolescent Primary Nurse Practitioner or Adult/Older Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner)
  • Health Systems Leadership.