Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP programs at Chatham University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)887-6791.
The Chatham University DNP program prepares nurses to practice as leaders in the promotion and use of evidence-based practice in health care delivery systems. DNP graduates have skill sets and competencies to function in clinical and executive leadership roles depending on the student’s interest and career trajectory.
DNP Program Structure (27 Credits)
Chatham University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice is a 27-credit program that can be completed in three to five semesters and 500 clinical hours (self-directed clinical capstone project). Each online course required for the DNP program is 14 weeks in length. Students may choose a full time or part time schedule, and only one residency is required. Students may determine a focus specific to their interests for their capstone project pending faculty approval.
Explanation of Evidence-Based Practice
When preparing your admissions materials, all applicants should keep in mind the role of Evidence-Based Practice within the scope of the DNP. For a better explanation, view this video presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Gazza, director of Chatham's nursing programs.
A limited number of nursing scholarships may be available. A FAFSA form must be completed and on file to be considered for the scholarship. To fill out the FAFSA, please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov (school code: 003244).