Nursing, MS-DNP (Online)
University of Massachusetts Boston has been identified as one of the best value colleges for an online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in our recent ranking at #45. Our editors noted that this is one of the best values for an online DNP degree.
Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program is designed to give experienced nurses the knowledge, skills, and judgment competencies that are required for leading the way to the future of clinical nursing and health care delivery systems. The DNP program prepares advanced practice nurses for roles in health systems leadership, policy development, and interdisciplinary collaboration that focus on:
- Improving health care quality,
- Advocating for health policy at the local and national level
- Applying theories and conceptual models to the analysis of health care disparities
- Applying scientific evidence to improve patient outcomes
- Utilizing informatics to monitor care, control costs, and improve efficiencies
- Increasing health care access to all communities and groups
The program enrolls highly skilled and motivated masters-level-prepared advanced practice nurses. Once enrolled, students are welcomed into a diverse community of students and faculty. Students will gain added insights and understanding through collaborations with the PhD program and other university programs.
Courses are offered online with five (5) mandatory campus visits – a fall orientation, two (2) spring intensives, your spring defense day, and commencement. Part-time students will graduate in three to four years. For more information, including courses and applications, please visit the College of Advancing and Professional Studies.