Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, DNP

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DNP graduates are prepared to practice at the most advanced level of nursing. This program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, provides a foundation for this specialty through graduate courses in application of theory to advance practice. Courses focus on theories, principles and clinical skills in the care of women and their families including critical thinking, diagnosis, problem-solving and nursing management of women throughout the maternity cycle and with common gynecological problems. Client education, communication and collaboration are emphasized.

This program is offered in a hybrid iCourse and in-person format that requires students to travel to campus for up to a week for orientation at the beginning of the program and then two or three times per semester.

Focused clinical experiences are arranged with appropriate preceptors and administrators. Every attempt will be made to arrange these in the student's geographical area. In the event that clinical sites are unavailable in that area or if the faculty determines the student needs additional faculty supervision of skills, the student will be required to complete their clinical experience in the Phoenix area. Experiences with disadvantaged and multicultural populations are encouraged as are experiences in rural areas, and sites are available for these experiences.

Degree Offered

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, DNP

Location

Downtown

Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline: December 15

Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis after this deadline. Apply as soon as possible for consideration.

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Admission Requirements

ASU has set minimum standards for admission to graduate programs. This program has additional requirements that must be met in order to be considered for the program.

Simulation Experience

Simulation & Learning Resources (SLR) provides a clinical simulation experience to students and faculty in the Nursing program in addition to providing interprofessional simulation experiences. The simulation experience is a teaching technique in which students make assessments, exercise clinical decision-making skills, and provide interventions within varying levels of fidelity. Our 18,000 sq. ft. facility is equipped with state of the art technology resources, including simulation suites with patient rooms, skills labs, a health assessment lab, and a computer library commons. SLR supports hands-on skill development both in person and through the extensive online resources and video library.

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Educational Experience

This program is offered in a hybrid-online format. Several different modalities are used to enhance the student’s learning, including multimedia presentations, asynchronous discussion boards, and live chats. Travel to campus is required for up to a week for orientation at the beginning of your program, and after that only 2 – 3 times per semester ( 2 – 3 day sessions), depending on the courses being taught; students will encounter concentrated lab and interactive case-based seminar experiences. A schedule of immersion sessions will be posted at least 2 months in advance of each semester.

Focused clinical experiences are arranged with appropriate preceptors and administrators. Every attempt will be made to arrange this in the student's geographical area. In the event that clinical sites are unavailable in that area, the student will be required to complete their clinical experience in the Phoenix area. Rural health and experiences with disadvantaged and multi-cultural populations are encouraged.

Boards of Nursing (BON) in some states have instituted rules related to students enrolled in out-of-state advanced practice nursing programs. These rules often pertain to the clinical practicum hours. Please check with your State Board of Nursing to determine if there are any restrictions or special rules, in your state, that affect your ability to do a clinical practicum in your state while enrolled in an out of state advanced practice nursing program. 

Certification

At the completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Certification Corporation exam.

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