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Applications for the DNP currently not being accepted.  We hope to re-open the application process Fall 2017


Doctor of Nursing Practice

As the highest clinical degree in nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program provides additional knowledge and skills in many aspects related to patient care, such as informatics, technology, and health care policy.

With the knowledge explosion in healthcare, advanced education in nursing is essential to meet the health care needs of the consumer. The DNP credential affords advanced practice nurses the opportunity to gain knowledge regarding necessary elements needed to deliver innovative, evidence based practice. The DNP program can be completed in a post-Bachelor’s or post-Master’s plan of study.

Program Highlights

  • Daemen's DNP Program has been granted initial 5 year accreditation by NLNAC.
  • DNP students gain hands-on experience creating a specific program for a patient population.
  • The DNP program at Daemen provides mentorship establishing a program for patients in various hospital and community clinical settings.
  • Students work closely with faculty to establish a clinical program focused on their interests and expertise.
  • Students receive 1 on 1 mentoring to develop project ideas.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, the graduate will:

  • Integrate nursing science with knowledge from ethics, the biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sciences as the basis to attend to health and illness experiences of individuals, groups, and communities.
  • Demonstrate systems analysis to work collaboratively in the development, implementation, and evaluation of quality health care models.
  • Use analytic methods to critically appraise literature and evidence from the health sciences in the development of practice guidelines and deliverance of direct patient care to individuals, groups, and communities.
  • Disseminate results of scholarly work within the college and outside the college environment.
  • Demonstrate leadership in the evaluation and resolution of ethical and legal issues within healthcare systems relating to the use of information, information technology, communication networks, and patient care technology.
  • Demonstrate leadership in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, federal, and/or international health policy through critical appraisal of health policy proposals, health policies and related issues.
  • Formulate and deliver population focused health care on the basis of synthesis of epidemiological, biostatistical, environmental, psychosocial dimensions, and cultural diversity and evaluation of health care delivery models.
  • Contribute to professional nursing through leadership, education, and advocacy within the policy and health care communities.
  • Influence professional nursing through leadership, education, and advocacy of healthcare policy and in healthcare communities.

Admission Requirements

Additional Information

For more information, or if you would like to visit the Nursing Department to talk with faculty, please call 716-839-8387.

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.