Palliative Care Specialty for Nurse Practitioner (post-MSN opportunity)
An alternative to research-focused doctoral programs, our online DNP program offers post-BSN and post-MSN entry options. To advance professional nursing roles in clinical practice, policy, and leadership, we emphasize key nursing practice competencies and innovation. This specialty helps you understand the philosophy, theory, evidence base, standards, and inter-professional aspects of a comprehensive system to provide the highest quality of life possible. You will learn to focus on symptom, pain, and stress management; provide support for daily living; and assist patients and families in making ethical and compassionate decisions based on their goals of care.
Designed for working nurses, coursework is online so that you have flexibility. Interactive formats give you easy access to course materials, faculty, and classmates. Some courses have synchronous seminars to provide live time with faculty members and other students. You will have two to three on campus experiences so you can work alongside faculty and your classmates.
This specialty has a part-time schedule. Enrollment is in the fall semester.