The growing need for advanced education is close to 46% over the next ten years. The University of Houston is officially offering a first-ever ‘Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program’ that will begin in the Fall 2021 semester. This decision stemmed from the lack of primary care providers, clinical leads, and nursing educators to keep up with the industry demand.
What is a DNP program?
A DNP program is a pathway for both experienced registered nurses and Nurse Practitioners to advance their nursing careers. The DNP signifies that a nurse has completed the highest degree of educational training in the nursing profession.
There will be two areas of emphasis, Family Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Administration, that will be aligned with other state and national programs.
The program at the University of Houston is created specifically for working nurses and will be run on a part-time basis with a 36-40 credit requirement.
Requirements to apply:
Must be a nurse practitioner and have a master’s degree in administration.
Learn more here.