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Nursing Practice - Doctor of Nursing Practice

www.nursing.osu.edu
1585 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
phone: 614-292-4041
fax: 614-247-8618
email: nursing@osu.edu

The right choice for nurses who wish to excel in practice.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offers doctoral preparation to nurses whose career emphasis is direct clinical nursing practice or areas that support clinical practice, such as administration and health policy development. (This contrasts clearly with the aim of PhD education for nurses, the goal of which is to prepare nurses for scientific investigation and a career in nursing scholarship.)

Healthcare is more complex than ever, demanding additional education for those assuming leadership roles in caring for patients and assuring quality of care. Research by Aiken and others clearly connects better patient outcomes with higher levels of nursing education. The DNP program at Ohio State prepares the experienced master’s prepared nurse for a high level of excellence in advanced direct and indirect patient care.