Get the knowledge and skills to fill the growing need of expert clinicians who can independently provide complex care across all settings. The Columbia Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) represents the highest degree in nursing practice and is structured to educate advanced practice nurses for fully accountable expert care to patients.
Our Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) prepares nurses to be certified and licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse in order to provide fully accountable and comprehensive care to patients.
After completing the DNP program, nurses will be prepared to conduct complex diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, make use of sophisticated informatics and decision-making technology, and assimilate in-depth knowledge of the biophysical, psychosocial, behavioral, and clinical sciences.
What Makes an Education at Columbia Nursing Unique?
The program’s intensive clinical immersion prepares students to excel as clinicians, researchers, and nurse leaders. Our reputation for innovation and excellence attracts highly motivated students who are eager to apply the knowledge they acquire and practice at the highest level of the profession.
Learning extends beyond the classroom, and Columbia Nursing is situated in an excellent location when it comes to getting hands-on experience for students during their program. We have partnerships with more than 200 practice sites throughout NYC.
State-of-the-Art Facilities and Simulation Center
DNP students conduct and implement research using evidence-based practice. Columbia Nursing provides opportunities for nurse scientists and nurse clinicians to share ideas and work together on projects helping to advance research that has a strong patient-centered focus.
Our new building offers an ultramodern learning environment, designed to foster collaboration and interchange among students and faculty. It includes the 16,000 ft., two-story Helene Fuld Health Trust Simulation Center, with the most sophisticated technology available in clinical simulation education today. The center promotes patient safety and allows students to master critical thinking.
Do you offer a DNP program for advanced practices nurses (APRNs)?
In addition to our general admission and prerequisite course completion requirements, applicants to the DNP program must also have their Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing and a New York State RN licensure (or be eligible) by the start of the program.
Yes, we do offer a DNP program for advanced practice nurses, however, are not currently accepting applications for this entry option.
What is the general structure of the program?
How is the Columbia DNP different from other DNP programs?
The program is configured in a cohort model and includes classroom courses, supervised practice, portfolio development, dissemination of scholarly, peer reviewed work, and a final intensive practicum. The curricular content enables the graduate to make complex diagnoses, provide evidence-based treatment modalities, utilize sophisticated informatics and decision-making technology, and assimilate in-depth knowledge of biophysical, psychosocial, behavioral and clinical sciences. Upon completion of the DNP degree, graduates are eligible for professional certification and state licensure in their advanced practice specialty.
The Columbia DNP is Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) represents the highest degree in nursing practice and is structured to educate advanced practice nurses for fully accountable expert care to patients and enable graduates to independently provide complex care across all settings including ambulatory, acute, community, and home settings. The DNP graduate is prepared to fill the growing need for expert clinicians to meet the health care challenges for complex and chronic conditions, the growth of information and biomedical technology, the aging and increasingly diverse population and identified disparities in care.
Points of Entry for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Registered Nurses with a BS degree
Registered Nurses with an MS degree
The Post-BS DNP is a three-year, full-time program for registered nurses interested in an advanced practice that includes a clinical immersion.
The program for RNs with an MS degree is a three-year, full-time program that includes a clinical immersion.
Requires a transcript evaluation for advanced standing upon enrollment.
The DNP Midwifery Program prepares midwives for full-scope midwifery practice, including well-woman gynecology, family planning, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, primary care, and normal newborn care.
The DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Program prepares nurses to deliver primary health care to families in a variety of settings. Students follow patients through the life cycle utilizing obstetric, pediatric, gynecologic, as well as adult and geriatric primary care diagnostic and management skills.
The DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program prepares nurses to care for patients who are acutely and critically ill across the continuum of acute care services.
As a nurse working in organizational settings, you’ll enhance the leadership roles of executive nurses, develop care programs, and influence health care outcomes through your research and findings. Organizational roles can include informatics, public health, nurse education, executive leadership, and health care policy.
Direct Patient Care Roles
You’ll also have the option to pursue advanced practice nursing (APRN) roles. In this setting, you’ll be evaluating and managing care directly to your patients. Roles can include working as a nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist.
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