Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Why choose the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program at Molloy College?

The D.N.P. degree is an innovative program which prepares expert, advanced-practice nurses to be leaders in meeting the healthcare needs of the 21st century. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in its landmark publication "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health," has called for an increase in doctoral prepared nurse leaders to address the needs of society and the growing aging population. The enactment of the Affordable Care Act (2010) has challenged the health care system to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, eliminate health disparities, prioritize prevention and improve access and utilization of health services, with a focus on the primary care arena. Graduates of the Molloy D.N.P. Program are in a unique position to lead this endeavor.

At Molloy College, the D.N.P. Program builds upon five of the existing advanced-practice nursing tracks: 

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Molloy's D.N.P. program hybrid format will prepare you for an expanded comprehensive nurse practitioner role that includes critical thinking, independent decision making in clinical practice, leadership, education, policy and the ability to apply the latest evidence-based science to improve clinical practice outcomes.


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