Advanced Clinical Path
Acute, Primary and Family Care
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist MSN
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MSN
- Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner MSN
- Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner MSN
- Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
- Nurse Midwife MSN
- Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner MSN
- Nurse Midwife and Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner MSN
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Post-Baccalaureate DNP Program
This degree program prepares student to be reflective practitioners, clinical experts and leaders in the scholarship of nursing practice, with an emphasis on accessing, evaluating and translating evidence for optimizing health outcomes and health care delivery. Graduates integrate scholarly inquiry and advanced analytic skills that facilitate competency-based mastery necessary for specialty certification as a nurse practitioner. Graduates have the leadership knowledge and skills to full engage in interdisciplinary teams that promote innovative approaches to complex health care problems. Importantly, our program suppors students in their role development with mentorship and shaping a portfolio of projects that impact practice within their chosen specialty. Specialty certification options include nurse practitioner roles in primary care and acute care setting and with populations ranging from newborns to older adults.
Clinical Specialties for the post-baccalaureate DNP
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (four year program only)
- Nurse Midwifery
- Demonstrate specialty competencies needed for nursing practice at the highest level.
- Design and evaluate patient and system level interventions based on integration of theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing and related disciplines.
- Evaluate and translate evidence to optimize health outcomes and care delivery.
- Apply interprofessional frameworks to create innovative solutions to complex health problems.
- Effectively use information systems and patient-centered technology to deliver and improve patient care.
- Provide leadership and advocacy to inform health policy and systems of health care that provide compassionate, ethical, and socially responsive care.
A total of 500 hours are required, usually dispersed as 250 hours per term for two terms.
In addition to completing curriculum requirements for the chosen specialty, BSN-DNP students complete the below curriculum. Sequence of courses will depend on a number of factor, including chosen specialty. Please contact an advisor for information tailored to your situation.
- N800 Analytics for DNP Scholarship (3 credits)
- N803 Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (1 credit)
- N815 Quality and Safety (3 credits)
- N825 Critical Appraisal for DNP Scholarly Inquiry (3 credits)
- N832 Clinical Leadership for Effective Resource Management (3 credits)
- N910 Translation, Implementation, Effectiveness (3 credits)
- N960 Capstone Residency and Seminar I (6 credits)
- N965 Capstone Residency and Seminar II (6 credits)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Michigan School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-887-6791.
The Nurse Midwifery Master's Degree (MSN), Doctoral of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Post Master's option are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). For inquiries about accreditation, please contact ACME at 8403 Colesville Road Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD, 20910-6374, midwife.org/acme, firstname.lastname@example.org.