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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

About the Program

Our curriculum is delivered in a combination of online and blended formats. Courses offered in the blended format will meet on campus four Saturdays per semester, and the remaining content will be delivered online.  Both full-time and part-time courses of study are available.

Our DNP program educates advanced practice registered nurses and nurse leaders who seek to develop or expand their leadership roles in the health care system. With the knowledge and skills acquired through UMass Lowell’s DNP program, our graduates will be prepared to propose solutions to improve patient care and health care outcomes. This is achieved through an interdisciplinary curriculum which provides nurses with knowledge and skills in evaluation research, health policy, organizational leadership and financing, evidence-based practice and health care informatics. Our DNP graduates will have a positive impact on the health care system by using an evidence-based approach to improve health care delivery.  

By enriching our DNP program with content on cultural competency, DNP graduates are prepared to reduce health care disparities for culturally diverse and under-served populations. Our graduates will also have advocacy skills that are essential in influencing  governmental and organizational policy decisions.

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