The Kirkhof College of Nursing offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree. It is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs.
The D.N.P. program offers emphasis areas in:
The curriculum is consistent with the national agenda to transform American health care. Students study a variety of topics, including:
The D.N.P. program creates opportunities for advancement in nursing to include providing leadership in clinical and health systems, changing health care delivery, improving patient outcomes, and teaching in nursing education. The program further validates the Kirkhof College of Nursing’s position as a leader in nursing education in Grand Rapids and West Michigan.
“Grand Valley's D.N.P. program has taught me more about myself and my nursing practice than I ever imagined. And, I'm just getting started! I know I have full support of the professors who are challenging me to think in new ways and encouraging me to do my best. I can't wait to see where this journey leads me!”
“Students answer the summons to get ready to be in the forefront of healthcare while experiencing the excitement of developing an entrepreneurial mindset as we enact our roles and projects.”