The University at Buffalo School of Nursing is proud to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) starting in the Summer 2011 for those with a BS in nursing and the Fall 2011 for advanced practice nurses with a master's degree in nursing. The purpose of the DNP degree is to prepare nurses to practice at the highest level. The University at Buffalo DNP program will prepare advanced practice nurses in family, adult, mental health, and nurse anesthesia to deliver expert care, provide leadership in developing and implementing new innovations in practice, and translating evidenced-based care to the clinical setting.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice will be the recognized standard for entry into advanced practice nursing in 2015. Separate admission to the program will be offered at the post-baccalaureate and post-master's level. The post-baccalaureate program is designed for completion in three years of full-time study or up to seven years of part-time study, while the post-master's program can be completed in five semesters of part-time study and may be completed through distance learning.
All DNP programs have received CCNE Accreditation through 2017.
The University at Buffalo DNP Program will utilize an innovative curricular approach that brings students in the clinical and research doctoral programs together for their first year of full-time coursework. This educational model will encourage relationship-building between nurse researchers and clinicians, which can stimulate future research partnerships. This approach to building nursing science and practice innovations to deliver more evidenced-based care will ultimately improve nursing practice.
Currently Available Programs
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Completed DNP Projects
"Evaluation of Crisis Resource Management Skills in A Simulation Environment"
"Utilizing an Advanced Practice Nurse Led Model to Improve the Health Outcomes of High Risk Elders with Heart Failure Living at Home in Western New York"
"Implementation of an Evidence-Based Quality Initiative: TeamSTEPPS™ on an Inpatient Unity in VHA: A Case for Business, Quality and Safety"
"Information Delivery and Decision Making in Women at Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer"
"A Survey to Assess Attitudes and Knowledge Among Health Care Professionals Related to Hourly Rounding"
"Development and Implementation of a Refugee Template for the Electronic Health Record in a Federally Qualified Health Care Center"