Doctor of Nursing Practice
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) and Health Systems Leadership.