The University of Minnesota's School of Nursing recently graduated several students from the state's only Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. This first batch of nursing professionals will now be more equipped to meet the growing demands that the healthcare industry demands of its professionals.
The unique DNP program pairs students with faculty members who are leaders in their fields and on the cutting edge of nursing research and practice. These nursing experts act as mentors for the students and guide them through the three-year program.
Once the students are accepted to the program they choose from 14 practice specialties to focus in. The interdisciplinary core curriculum is divided into four areas in order to maximize the students' knowledge within their chosen specialty and provide them with experience dealing with all of the situations they will encounter as a care-giver.
The U of M DNP program provides students with the core skills to create and lead new models of care delivery for communities locally, across the nation, and around the world.
Too find out more about the program or the specialty areas head to the DNP webpage.