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Advanced Practice (Nursing Practice, D.N.P.)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree will provide additional education for advanced practice nurses in advanced diagnostics and practice skills; care of the underserved and increasingly diverse population; leadership, health care advocacy and policy; practice innovation/new models of care; interprofessional practice; and incorporation of emerging care technologies/telehealth.

Advanced Practice (Nursing Practice, D.N.P.)


Description


What is Advanced Practice DNP at ODU like?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree will provide additional education for advanced practice nurses in advanced diagnostics and practice skills; care of the underserved and increasingly diverse population; leadership, health care advocacy and policy; practice innovation/new models of care; interprofessional practice; and incorporation of emerging care technologies/telehealth.

Program Highlights


What makes Advanced Practice DNP at ODU unique?

  • Graduates of the program have become policy leaders, telehealth innovators, change agents, practice owners, and clinical experts

  • Inspires students to achieve their maximum potential by providing the mentorship and skills needed to advance in today’s health care climate

  • Program provides a minimum of 560 clinical hours within four practicum courses

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Wondering what you can do with a degree from ODU's Advanced Practice Post-Master's DNP degree? Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Legislators

$46,350

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.

Chief Executives

$196,050

MEDIAN SALARY


Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Clinical Data Managers

$88,980

MEDIAN SALARY


Apply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends.

Medical and Health Services Managers

$111,680

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Advanced Practice DNP at ODU?

NURS 801:
Roles and Responsibilities for Transforming Practice


This course focuses on role expectations for advanced practice nurses; the intersection of models of leadership, advocacy, practice and translational research will be emphasized. Personal strategic planning of the students will be addressed as it applies to disparity issues and vulnerable and underserved populations.

NURS 802:
The Business of Advanced Nursing Practice


This course will explore the business dimensions of practice including legal, safety, quality and financial. The course will focus on SWOT analysis,developing business plans and community assessments.

NURS 803:
Leadership and Interprofessional Practice in Healthcare


This is an interprofessional course that explores organizational and structural opportunities and barriers within healthcare organizations through interprofessional collaboration and teamwork. Ethical issues will be explored. The focus is on the role of the healthcare provider as a leader of their profession within healthcare and on healthcare teams. Emphasis is on meeting the needs of underserved populations.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Advanced Practice DNP at ODU?

Students entering the Doctor of Nursing Practice program in Advanced Practice DNP should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • Obtain and complete the ODU Graduate application online. Do not send application materials to the School of Nursing. All application materials must be completed by the posted deadline for consideration for each concentration area

  • Please request three references as indicated on the application form using the forms supplied. The references should be former supervisors and faculty

  • You will need to request that official copies of all your transcripts be sent to graduate admissions

  • Submission of a goal statement is required. Your goal statement should speak specifically to the concentration area to which you are applying

  • Submit a current resume that includes all work and education experience, as well as any scholarship or professional activity

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Contact


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Meet Your Enrollment Team

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Professor


Name:

Carolyn Rutledge PhD, FNP-BC


Location:

169D VA BEACH HIGHER ED CENTER 1881 UNIVERSITY DRIVE, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, 23453



Office:

757-683-5009


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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