Doctors of Nursing Program Listing
|Binghamton University: Decker School of Nursing|
|PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
|Year of First Graduating Class:||(unknown)|
|Number of Students per Annual Cohort:||(unknown)|
|Post MSN hours required:||38|
|BSN to DNP hours required:||77|
This program is designed to prepare Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists to respond more efficiently to changes in health care delivery and emerging health care needs for the future—tomorrow’s practice. The DNP program will incorporate the advanced practice content and competencies currently taught in the master’s program. The DNP focuses on providing graduates with knowledge and competence in health systems leadership, policy development, and interdisciplinary collaboration to improve health care quality and increase health care access for all populations. Transforming health care delivery recognizes the critical need for clinicians to design, evaluate, and continuously improve the context within which care is delivered.
Advanced practice nurses prepared at the doctoral level with a blend of clinical, organizational, economic and leadership skills will significantly impact health care outcomes. The DNP focuses on providing leadership for innovative and evidence-based nursing practice. This requires competence in translating research in practice, evaluating evidence, applying research and decision-making and implementing viable clinical innovations to change practice.
Students holding a master’s degree (post-masters) in nursing seeking the DNP as a nurse practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist may apply for admission for the fall 2010 semester and will be required to complete 38 credits. Students holding a BS degree (post-baccalaureate) in nursing seeking the DNP may apply for admission for the fall 2011 semester and will be required to complete 77 credits.
Assistant to the Director of Graduate Programs