Doctor of Nursing Practice

Where Experience Becomes Expertise

Fairfield University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a non-research degree that focuses on the assessment and application of existing evidence to improve practice. Taught as a cohort program, students are educated in the fundamental skills necessary to make a difference in healthcare: population-level healthcare, organizational systems, leadership, business management, clinical scholarship, information technology, and policy-making. With this knowledge, DNP Family Nurse Practitioner and DNP Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner graduates are prepared for leadership roles in a variety of settings—as executives in healthcare organizations, directors of clinical programs, or faculty programs with a clinical focus, to name a few.

Program Information about DNP Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Information about DNP Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner