Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Daemen's DNP Program has been granted initial 5 year accreditation by NLNAC 

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. 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.
  2. Demonstrate systems analysis to work collaboratively in the development, implementation, and evaluation of quality health care models.
  3. 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.
  4. Disseminate results of scholarly work within the college and outside the college environment
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Contribute to professional nursing through leadership, education, and advocacy within the policy and health care communities.
  9. Influence professional nursing through leadership, education, and advocacy of healthcare policy and in healthcare communities.


  • NUR606 Applied Statistics for Evidence Based Practice (3)
  • NUR608 Practice Theories (2)
  • NUR610 Organizational Theory and Health Care Management (2)
  • NUR612 Environmental and Genetic Influences on Health (2)
  • NUR614 Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice (2)
  • NUR616 Leadership Development (2)
  • NUR618 Informatics and Related Technology for Advanced Practice (1)
  • NUR621 Scholarly Writing in Health Care (2)
  • NUR623 Research for Evidence Based Practice (3)
  • NUR625 Public Policy and Health Care Financing (3)
  • NUR627 Clinical Theories (2)
  • NUR702 Clinical Internship (8) - see below for pertinent information
  • NUR704 Scholarly Project (4) - see below for pertinent information



NUR702 Clinical Internship

Students are required to complete 500 post-Master’s supervised clinical hours. The course will be completed over multiple terms of enrollment for a cumulative total of 8 credits.

NUR704 Scholarly Project

This capstone course may be completed over multiple terms of enrollment, for a cumulative total of 4 credits.

Additional information for graduate Nursing programs: Admissions Requirements; Course Repeats; Time Limitations; Requirements for Graduation – consult the Nursing Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.

Course Sequence

Access the course sequence for the Doctor of Nursing Practice from the Nursing Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar's web page.

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