Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Online Program
The University of Massachusetts Amherst offers the Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree to prepare advanced practice nurses at the highest level. This professional nursing preparation will include advanced coursework in leadership, research translation, and clinical knowledge and skills. This change was driven by evolving nursing roles in an increasingly complex health care system, new scientific knowledge, and ongoing concerns about the quality and outcomes of patient care. Applicants to the DNP program will choose one of the specialty tracks, either Family Nurse Practitioner, or Public Health Nurse Leader.
The DNP Program Online is a distance-accessible program offered through an online method. All course work is offered through Continuing and Professional Education (CP&E) www.umassulearn.net. Each student will gain experiential learning through clinical internships to be arranged in the student’s area.