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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Janice Collins-McNeil, PhD, FNP

Janice Collins-McNeil, PhD, FNP
DNP Coordinator
Division of Nursing

F.L. Atkins Room 106
601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
(336) 750-2399
(336 750-2599 (f)

Christina Hale
Administrative Assistant
(336) 750-2275

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The BSN to DNP curriculum is an 87 semester-hour (minimum of 1192 clinical hours) program of learning that prepares nurses for entry into advanced practice with a clinical focus in the Family Nurse Practitioner area of specialization as well as DNP competencies. The curriculum is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s (or higher) degree in nursing and want to pursue a DNP. This curriculum requires 3 years from the completion of the BSN program (6 semesters and 2 summers). Upon completion of the BSN to DNP curriculum, students are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exam.

The MSN to DNP curriculum is a 39 semester-hour (minimum of 520 clinical hours) program of learning designed to equip advanced practice registered nurses with DNP competencies in their area of specialization. This curriculum requires 1.5 years beyond the MSN program completion (4 semesters: fall, spring, summer, and fall).

The DNP Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduate will be prepared to function at the highest level of advanced nursing practice. Graduates of the DNP Program will be able to meet the following outcome-learning objectives:

1. Integrate nursing science with knowledge and skills from ethics,
    biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, organizational and emerging
    scientific knowledge as the basis for the highest level of advanced
    practice nursing, with a special focus on care of underserved,
    disadvantaged populations

2. Assume leadership role in the design, implementation and evaluation
    of quality, safe, cost effective and innovative health care models and
    guidelines based on the knowledge of organizational, political,
    finance and economic sciences with a special focus on underserved/
    disadvantaged populations

3. Translate research to transform nursing practice and support
    evidence-based nursing practice for diverse populations and

4. Provide leadership in integration of technology and information
    systems for improvement and transformation of health care

5. Initiate changes in health care systems through the design and
    implementation of health policies, improvement of health outcomes
    and advocacy in health care to reduce disparities in the care of

6. Collaborate with members of nursing and other disciplines in the design, implementation, and
    evaluation of programs for the improvement of health care with a focus on care of
    underserved/disadvantaged populations in rural and urban settings within a global market

7. Develop and apply strategies for clinical prevention and population health for improving the health
    of populations in rural and urban settings within a global market

8. Demonstrate role competencies in a specialized area of advanced practice nursing as a Doctor of
    Nursing Practice, with a focus on care of underserved, disadvantaged populations

BSN-DNP Full-Time Plan of Study

BSN-DNP Part-Time Plan of Study

MSN-DNP Full-Time Plan of Study

MSN-DNP Part-Time Plan of Study

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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