Doctor of Nursing Practice
Preparing you for advanced clinical practice and leadership roles 

The Marian University Leighton School of Nursing offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) that prepares registered nurses at the highest level for advanced clinical practice and leadership roles.

The DNP curriculum is delivered using hybrid methods of both on-campus and web-based instruction. Courses include systems leadership, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, policy and advocacy, advanced patient care, and other key areas to improve patient and organizational outcomes.

Patient needs have become more complicated, and nurses need to attain requisite competencies to deliver high-quality care. These competencies include leadership, health policy, system improvement, research and evidence-based practice and teamwork and collaboration..."

Institute of Medicine, 2010


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

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