Transform the future of nursing
As a registered nurse, you value patient care, system outcomes, and healthcare practice for your patients and the greater community. Concordia’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for nurses seeking to transform communities, build a better quality of life for patients and their families, and achieve the highest level in nursing education.
Concordia’s 3-year DNP online program is designed for nurses with a bachelor’s degree
in nursing (BSN). The Concordia DNP launches in May 2023. Are you in?
*pending SACSCOC approval
BSN to DNP program
Practical and Dynamic Courses
The Concordia DNP program is a 36-month program focusing on the indirect care of populations and visionary leadership. It will prepare graduates to provide interprofessional leadership, coordinate and evaluate quality improvement and evidence-based practice, and advocate for social justice by critically analyzing health care policy.
Collaborative Cohort Model
Students in the Concordia DNP program work through their coursework in a cohort model. This model facilitates collaboration, support, and peer learning communities through a shared experience.
BSN to DNP Program
The Concordia DNP degree program is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to DNP degree program and a Master of Science in Nursing degree will not be required. Rather, the DNP degree program is designed for BSN prepared nurses seeking a terminal degree in an advanced practice nursing role.
- Health Equity and Nursing
- Diversity and Inclusiveness in Healthcare Leadership
- Communication and Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Nurse Leaders
- Healthcare Policy and Politics for the Nurse Leader
- Healthcare Executive
- Faculty in Nursing Higher-Education
- Healthcare Lobbyist and Policymaker
- Peer Reviewer
- Educator in Clinical Staff Development
What is the difference between a PhD and a DNP?
A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Nursing Science focuses on nursing research and a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) is focused on clinical practice. A DNP is for nurses who seek a terminal degree in nursing practice rather than a research-focused terminal degree.
Is a dissertation required to receive a DNP degree?
Rather than a research focused dissertation, an evidence-based scholarly project/product that aims to improve clinical practice will be required from DNP students for completion of a practice doctorate in nursing.