Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
A practiced-focused doctoral program, the DNP prepares experts in specialized advanced nursing practice. The DNP program focuses heavily on practice that is innovative and evidence based, reflecting the application of credible research findings.
Whether you are a nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, nurse administrator or staff development professional, the DNP program at UMMC is the right choice for you. The DNP program is also the perfect choice for nurses with a background in public or community health.
Taking the steps toward becoming a Doctor of Nursing Practice helps propel you to your highest potential. The University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing is here to take that step with you.
The School of Nursing has a reputation for offering quality graduate and undergraduate nursing education. In addition, the SON is located on Mississippi's only academic health science campus. UMMC also has the state's only Level 1 trauma center, as well as the state's only children's hospital. You will gain not only the best nursing education in the state, but also access to a truly unique learning environment and unlimited resources — all at your fingertips!
Likewise, the graduate program is affiliated with more than 200 hospitals, community health centers, health departments, mental health facilities, private practice and community clinics and schools, thus offering students extensive opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration in clinical practice and research.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program's emphasis is on health-care delivery and the health-care delivery system as a whole, as well as the clinical populations served. The DNP degree will advance your application of nursing knowledge for the purpose of improving health care to diverse populations.
Mississippi Educational Consortium for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice
The purpose of the Mississippi Educational Consortium for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (MECDNP) is to support increasing the nursing leadership capacity in Mississippi. The MECDNP fosters statewide academic programs leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Nurse leaders in practice and health-care administration are essential to address the complex determinants of health in Mississippi. The MECDNP provides networking activities to showcase the evolving role of the DNP professional and their collective impact on sustaining improvements in the long-term health of Mississippi’s underserved and vulnerable populations.
To learn more about the consortium or to join the MECDNP group on the Doctors of Nursing Practice, LLC forum website, please click the logo above. You can also browse through the Mississippi DNP Capstone Wall of Fame under the pages link on the MECDNP group.
For more information about the consortium, contact Cheryl Hamill, RN, MS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional reading on the DNP, including a comparison with Ph.D. program content, please see the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) website: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/DNP/index.htm. To read more about the difference between the DNP and Ph.D. program, click here.
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