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Doctor of Nursing Practice at Waynesburg University
Begin your journey as a Nurse leader through Waynesburg University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Very few nurses are prepared at the doctoral level with the skills to transform the practice environment in an immediate way. The professional opportunities for you as a graduate of the DNP program are extensive. DNP graduates are prepared to serve in positions such as; VP of Patient Care Services, Director of Education and Training, Director of Quality Initiatives, Service Line Director, Product Line Director, Director of Organizational Development, Chief Learning Officer or Clinical Services Director. As a graduate of the DNP program,you will develop very sophisticated skills in the following highly desired areas:
For your convenience, Waynesburg offers this exciting degree at one of three suburban Pittsburgh locations (Southpointe, Monroeville, and North Hills). Each cohort will meet at one of our academic centers (to be determined by geographic location of our admitted students). Each course will meet one weekend every other month in the 16 week semester, with learning activities and assignments to be completed between seminars.This 36 credit (additional credits at the master's levelmay be required for some students, depending on previous coursework) program is completed on a part-time basis,with degree completion in 3 years (12 credits per year).
Many of Waynesburg's graduate nursing programs prepare students for further certificates: