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A rewarding career as a nurse leader is only a phone call away (724-743-4420). Realize your dream through Waynesburg University's 36 credit post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree that focuses on the nurse executive role and competencies. The program was approved by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Dr. Nancy R. Mosser serves as both the chairperson of the Department of Nursing and the director of the BSN program at Waynesburg University. She holds a BSN degree from the University of Pittsburgh and two degrees from West Virginia University: an MSN and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Dr. Mosser has over 27 years of experience in undergraduate and graduate level nursing programs; her areas of expertise include high-risk maternity nursing, leadership, curriculum development and program evaluation. She has made numerous professional presentations and is published in the areas of leadership and organizational climate, simulation and progression testing within BSN programs. Dr. Mosser served as a member of the AACN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Roadmap Task Force, charged with examining DNP program development, master’s to doctoral transition programs, regulations and licensure and reimbursement for advanced practice nurses. She led the effort to implement a DNP program at Waynesburg University, which has the distinction of being one of the first 25 DNP programs offered in the United States.
The DNP program will refine your own leadership skills in preparation for an executive role in a health care or educational institution. Your course facilitators will guide your active journey to excellence, bringing real world examples of opportunities for change within your practice environment. You will gain immediate skills that will allow you to achieve the highest level of leadership from a values-based perspective.
For more information and a detailed description of the curriculum, see the links to the Degree Plan and the DNP Course Descriptions.