Roseman University College of Nursing adds Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program
The College of Nursing at Roseman University of Health Sciences has launched a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program as the University continues to add in-demand degrees that bolster local, regional, and national healthcare systems and infrastructures.
Roseman’s 23-month full-time, asynchronous online DNP program builds on the traditional MSN-FNP education received as an advanced practice registered nurse, with curriculum focused on evidenced-based care, quality improvement, safety, informatics, ethics, systems leadership, and access to care for populations. Roseman will begin accepting applications on June 1 for its inaugural cohort scheduled to start in January 2023. The program will be offered with starts in January and July.
“Today, nurses have an increasing role in patient care, as well as improving delivery systems and outcomes, that require the highest level of clinical and leadership education,” said Roseman University College of Nursing Dean Brian Oxhorn, BSN, MSN, PhD. “Graduates of Roseman’s DNP program will be prepared to be leaders, assuring the delivery of safe and quality healthcare.”
Roseman’s program comes as there is a push to move the current level of preparation necessary for advanced nursing practice from the master’s degree to the doctorate-level by 2025, resulting in an increasing demand for nurses with DNP degrees. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), “employers are quickly recognizing the unique contribution these expert nurses are making in the practice arena, and the demand for DNP-prepared nurses continues to grow.”
The addition of the DNP program builds on the Roseman’s current Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) programs to offer a seamless path to the DNP for students in all stages of their nursing careers.