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percent. The college is highly respected as a leader in the development of innovative academic and research                           UW Postage
programs and for its pioneering work in community nursing centers. It was established in 1965 and today is                                PAID
the largest nursing school in Wisconsin, offering Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Nursing                           Milwaukee, WI
Practice, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in nursing.                                                                                Permit No. 864
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Faculty and staff design and implement programs of research, education and outreach that advance UWM’s          Milwaukee, WI 53201
urban mission by responding to the health needs of individuals, families, groups and populations in the urban

UWM is a thriving, urban research university -- one of two public doctoral universities in Wisconsin – and
has more than 24,000 students, 1,350 faculty and instructional staff, and 1,800 staff members. The historic
UWM neighborhood is one of the city’s most attractive areas.

                                                                                                                                                             Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
                                                                                                                                                             Preparing nurses for clinical leadership roles influencing and improving
                                                                                                                                                             clinical care delivery, patient outcomes, and system management.

                                                                                                                                                       Engagement.      Discovery.         Innovation.         Solutions.
  The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides                   DNP Curriculum Objectives                                                                   Curriculum Plan
  practice focused doctoral nursing education for advanced nursing practice. The degree                                                                                                                Nurses with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree have the advanced clinical knowledge and
 represents the highest academic preparation in clinical nursing. Clinical practice is the core            Characteristics of the graduate upon completion of the                                      leadership skills to strengthen healthcare delivery, patient outcomes and system management.
 of the program with emphasis on scholarly practice, practice improvement, innovation and                  program are the ability to:                                                                 Below are the full course offerings for the BS to DNP program, with the Post-Master’s courses asterisked (*):
testing of interventions and care delivery models, evaluation of health care outcomes, and
                                                                                                           •	 Analyze	and	integrate	nursing	science	with	knowledge	                                              Foundations of Advanced

                                                                                                                                                                                   Core Courses
expertise to inform health care policy and leadership in establishing clinical excellence.                                                                                                                                                                      Research Core                                Systems Core
                                                                                                              from diverse disciplines as the basis for the highest level                                          Nursing Practice Core
                                                                                                              of nursing practice.                                                                      •	Theory	for	Advanced	Nursing	Practice   •	Evidence	Based	Practice	in	Healthcare	I* •	Organizational	Systems
                               DNP Program Options                                                                                                                                                      •	Leadership	for	Advanced	Practice	in	   •	Evidence	Based	Practice	in	Healthcare	II* •	Outcomes   and Quality Management*
Online Post-Master’s DNP Program                   BS to DNP Program                                       •	 Demonstrate	collaborative	leadership	in	the	development	                                     Healthcare*                           •	Biostatistics*                            •	Information Systems for Clinical
                                                                                                              and evaluation of models for improving patient and                                        •	Epidemiology*                                                                         Decision Making*
The Online Post-Master’s DNP is an excellent       For those with a baccalaureate degree in nursing                                                                                                                                                                                          •	 Health Policy*
option for those with an advanced practice         who would like to obtain a terminal degree with            population health outcomes.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Speciality Courses
nursing focused Master’s degree looking to         a practice focus, the BS to DNP is a great option.                                                                                                   Advanced Practice Specialty (FNP or CNS)             OR     Community Healthy or Nursing Systems Speciality
                                                                                                           •	 Utilize	the	processes	of	scientific	inquiry	to	explore	clinical	                          •	Pathophysiology                                           •	Health	Economics
 complete a terminal degree with a clinical        This 64 credit program allows students to focus in
                                                                                                              phenomena and facilitate evidence based nursing practice.                                 •	Pharmacology                                                 Healthcare Finance
 focus. In this DNP program, students are          one	of	the	following	clinical	specialization:	Family	                                                                                                                                                            •

  admitted as a cohort and progress with           Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist                                                                                                      • Health	Assessment	for	Advanced	Practice                   •  Organizational	Development	or	Community	Assessment		
                                                                                                           •	 Apply	technology	and	information	systems	for	the	improvement	
                                                                                                                                                                                                        •	Specialty Theory                                          • Managing	in	a	Dynamic	Environment
  the scheduled online course offerings as a       (options	for	focus	in	Adult,	Childbearing,	                and transformation of healthcare.                                                             • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)                       • Strategic	Planning	in	Health	Care	Organizations
   part-time student. This 28 credit program       Pediatrics, or Psych-Mental Health). Students
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)                       • Nursing	Administration	or	Community	Nursing	
   includes a 4 credit clinical residency          may	also	select	non-clinical	specialization	in	         •	 Influence	policy	development	that	shapes	health	care	delivery,	                                 - Adult                                                  Theory
    requirement	(460	clock	hours).                 either systems or aggregate specialties including          financing	and	regulation.                                                                       - Childbearing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Program	Planning	in	Adult	Education	or	Evaluation	of				
                                                   Community Health and System Leadership.                                                                                                                    - Pediatrics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    			Adult	and	Continuing	Education	Programs
                                                                                                           •	 Expand	personal	and	professional	competencies	to	assume	emerging	                               - Psych-Mental Health
    Admission: Fall Semester                       Admission: Fall Semester                                   advanced nursing practice roles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Specialty Practicum
    Application Deadline:                          Application Deadline:                                                                                                                                •	FNP,   CNS, Community Health or Nursing Systems Practicum Courses (540 Clock Hours)
    Fall Term:   February 1                        Fall Term:   February 1                                                                                                                              •	Residency (460 Clock Hours)*