DNP Overview

The Purdue DNP program offers multiple entry points and learning formats to help students meet their career goals. Our hybrid option blends the best of online and campus-based instruction.

The West Lafayette-based DNP hybrid curriculum combines online courses with limited on-campus time. All master's specialties are welcome.

  • Ideal for three types of prospective students: post-baccalaureate RNs, post master APRNs and post master’s non - APRN.
  • The program emphasizes healthcare systems engineering and utilizes interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, hospitals and community leaders, and policy makers.
  • This option is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Program Goals and Outcomes

  1. Evaluate systems responses to health and illness as a basis for the promotion, restoration and maintenance of health and functional abilities and the prevention of illness.
  2. Integrate advanced knowledge of nursing theories, related sciences and humanities, and methods of inquiry in the care diverse populations
  3. Design quality, cost effective nursing interventions based on the knowledge of interrelationships among person, environment, health and nursing
  4. Measure outcomes to evaluate nursing and health systems in diverse settings
  5. Demonstrate role competence as a DNP in providing care to individuals and families including rural and vulnerable populations
  6. Translate research to support evidenced-based practice for diverse populations
  7. Initiate changes in the healthcare system through the implementation and evaluation of health policies that strengthen the healthcare delivery system
  8. Apply systems concepts to prevent and solve complex healthcare delivery problems.


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