Program Overview

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The post-master's doctor of nursing practice program prepares graduates for professional nursing practice who are capable of providing holistic health care for diverse individuals, families, communities and populations in a variety of settings.

The program seeks to produce graduates who:

  • Demonstrate clinical reasoning through an understanding of science and evidence-based practice.
  • Design, implement and evaluate quality improvement initiatives across the systems in which health care is delivered.
  • Analyze and critique the available evidence for best practices in health care.
  • Apply technology and information fluency to conduct practice inquiry.
  • Advocate for rational health policies to improve patient care and enhance effective use of resources.
  • Demonstrate leadership through interprofessional collaboration to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  • Direct health promotion and disease prevention efforts to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  • Provide culturally sensitive and ethically based care to individuals and/or populations in a defined specialty of advanced nursing practice.

Students can choose from two different tracks in online formats:

Start Dates: Fall (late August)

The DNP program outcomes are consistent with the University mission to educate students with a high degree of professionalism, and to produce lifelong learners who can, upon graduation, become leaders in their professions and the communities where they live, and act as informed citizens.

An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University's commitment to three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-centered environment and a strong sense of community. Learning occurs in a highly personalized, student-centered community, which promotes academic excellence.

The DNP program at Quinnipiac University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 

*The following DNP tracks are available in on-ground formats: adult-gerontology nurse practitioner track, family nurse practitioner track, nurse anesthesia track, and post-master's DNP nurse anesthesia track.

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