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Are you an advanced practice nurse who aspires to pursue leadership responsibilities? If so, you could explore programs such as Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing-Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Path. You can read some information about it here.

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What Kind of Program Is It?

As a student of Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing-DNP Path online program, you could develop solid leadership skills as well as knowledge of key administrative and clinical facets of nursing practice. Courses are designed to address advanced nursing concepts, research evaluation, and informatics as they pertain to nursing administration. You will have opportunities to study health care law and ethics while also exploring biostatistics and disease prevention strategies. The curriculum comprises core courses as well as concentration subjects for those who wish to specialize. Available specializations include adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, executive leader, and family nurse practitioner.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are a candidate for this program, you should be an experienced nurse professional who is dedicated to providing quality care. A bachelor's degree is a requirement. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, you should have access to a computer. Some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Core courses account for 35 of the 65-100 credits that this program requires for successful completion. The number of specialized elective course credits ranges from 35 to 65 depending on the chosen specialization The core subjects are listed below. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Master of Science in Nursing-Doctor of Nursing Practice Path Requirements

  • Advanced Nursing Roles
  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing
  • Advanced Statistics for the Health Sciences
  • Inquiry and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Diverse Community
  • Ethical and Legal Perspectives of the Health Care System
  • Health Policy, Financing, and Organization of Health Care Delivery
  • 35 to 65 credits in specialization coursework

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities could exist in areas such as education and clinical research as well as in nursing. Depending upon your areas of interest or specialization, you could pursue leadership roles in a variety of settings upon graduation from this program. Your professional options might include:

  • Geriatric practice
  • Family care
  • Holistic health
  • Oncology
  • Cardiovascular care

Professional settings in which you might pursue employment include:

  • Urgent care facilities
  • Employee clinics
  • Private physicians' offices
  • Hospices
  • Walk-in clinics
  • International health agencies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Hospitals