The Baccalaureate and DNP programs at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
We're proud to have been recognized by Nursing Schools Almanac as one of the top nursing schools in the Plains region as well as one of the top private nursing schools in the country.
FAST FACTS: Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice
* Tuition rates are for the 2016-17 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.
The post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice provides advanced practice nurses with the leadership, change management and systems design knowledge necessary to be a leader in the healthcare industry. Our program has a particular emphasis on rural healthcare and the unique needs of rural healthcare systems.
This program builds upon the training and experience you have gained as an advanced practice nurse. If you do not yet hold advanced-practice certification, see our B.S. to DNP program.
Our curriculum focuses on the following:
As heathcare costs continue to increase, DNPs and other advanced practice nurses are taking the place of other medical professionals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that all types of advanced practice nurses will be in high demand, particularly in rural and inner city areas.
In addition, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) at St. Scholastica, like others across the country, have worked to eliminate the barriers to autonomous practice, something called for in the Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing report.
We now offer the Post-Master's DNP in Phoenix, AZ. Just like our Duluth and St. Cloud, MN locations, the program will be offered primarily online with monthly face-to-face meetings and clinical sites throughout the Greater Phoenix area. Contact Lisa Aguilar, campus manager/admissions counselor at (480) 620-6241 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.