Today’s quickly evolving health care environment demands professionals who have the knowledge and skills to get the job done. The DNP program is designed to prepare clinicians with the knowledge and skills to provide the highest standard of care for individuals, families and communities and navigate today’s complex health care systems. Nurse managers and administrators will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement and monitor programs of care and policies in complex organizations.

Why Iowa? 

  • Flexible course offerings
    - Online or hybrid
    - Individualized
  • Practicum preceptors arranged
  • Tuition assistance and scholarships 
  • Programs top ranked
  • Nationally recognized faculty
  • High completion and pass rates

# 17

2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools Ranking

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the DNP programs will be able to:

  1. Utilize scientific underpinnings for nursing practice
  2. Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership
  3. Evaluate clinical scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice
  4. Evaluate information systems and patient care technology for the improvement and transformation of health care
  5. Influence health care policy for advocacy in health care
  6. Collaborate inter-professionally to improve patient and population health outcomes
  7. Design clinical prevention and population health interventions
  8. Demonstrate expertise in advanced nursing practice
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