Welcome from the Associate Dean and Director of the D.N.P. Program

Dear D.N.P. Student,

Welcome to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program at Molloy College. Congratulations on making the decision to advance your career by pursing doctoral education. The D.N.P. degree is an innovative degree which prepares expert, advanced-practice nurses to be leaders in meeting the healthcare needs of the 21st century.

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

  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (A.G.N.P.) 45 credits
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) 48 credits
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (P.N.P.) 45 credits
  • Family Psychiatry Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (N.P.P.) 45 credits
  • Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (C.N.S.)

The D.N.P. program component consists of nine core courses (27 credits) and four clinical residency courses
(10 credits), which include 500 clinical immersion hours. The D.N.P. program will focus on public policy, population health, informatics, business practices and clinical excellence as they pertain to improving quality healthcare.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in its landmark publication "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health," (2011) 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.

Welcome to the program that will make you a leader in your field of Advanced Practice Nursing.
This is your best career decision!


Joan Ginty, D.N.P., A.N.P., APRN-BC
Associate Dean and Director
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program


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