About the Program

The DNP program is offered online and addresses the most contemporary aspects of expert clinical practice and in depth knowledge and experience in leadership, health systems design and evaluation, evidence-based practice, health policy, and applied research. Our program addresses the challenges facing todays healthcare provider through enhanced learning in Telehealth, integrated behavioral health assessment and management across all focus areas and content to prepare APRNs to assess, diagnose and treat patients with opiate use disorders. There are a few courses that require a visit to campus.

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Program Learning Outcomes: Skills and Knowledge

The MUSC DNP Program enables students to:

  1. Demonstrate expertise in advanced clinical nursing practice roles (Adult Geriatric, Family, Pediatric, Psychiatric Mental Health, Palliative Care) based on mastery of a specialized area of knowledge derived from a strong scientific foundation. 
  2. Use clinical scholarship and analytical methods to improve quality and safety in health care systems through organizational leadership, systems thinking, and practice management acumen.
  3. Implement evidence based practice, continuous quality improvement in patient care and provide leadership in practice and clinical decision-making through use of information systems and technology resources.
  4. Foster interprofessional collaboration and teamwork in the improvement of population health outcomes.
  5. Influence health care policy that determines the financing, regulation, access, and delivery of care.
  6. Promote health equity in the provision of care to eliminate health disparities.

Tracks or Concentrations

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-LifeSpan

Modalities of Instruction

Online, Asynchronous (On Demand)

Aspirational Career Sector

62. Health Care & Social Assistance