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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Become a Leader for the Nursing Profession


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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal professional degree for nurses in advanced practice and nursing administration.

Graduates will attain clinical, organizational and leadership expertise to meet the demands of the ever-changing health care system.

The program will allow nursing leaders to develop their skills in:

  • Measurement of patient and population outcomes
  • Education and care of diverse populations
  • Leadership in health policy development and implementation
  • Translation of evidence into clinical practice advocacy for safe and quality care within complex health care delivery systems.

The Belmont DNP meets the professional standards for the practice doctorate developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The BSN-to-DNP can be completed in three years of full-time study at Belmont's Nashville campus. It was developed for full time study, but a part time option is available. Students interested in this option should consult with the program director.

The Baccalaureate, Masters, Post-graduate APRN, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Belmont University as well as the Baccalaureate program of the Belmont University/Trevecca Nazarene University Consortium are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202)887-6791.  View our state licensure information here.