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Faculty and staff design and implement programs of research, education and outreach that advance UWM’s Milwaukee, WI 53201
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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
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.
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.
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)*