No matter what your career goals are, Ohio University can help you get there. We offer a wide range of online graduate programs specifically for professionals who are ready for their next step. Complete focused courses and maintain your work and personal responsibilities by studying when and where it's convenient for you. As a student, you'll learn alongside fellow leaders and have access to the same expert faculty and leading-edge curriculum as you would on campus.
BSN-DNP AF LP
Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice
Step into an Advanced Role
Ohio University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP) program, which began in 2017, is geared toward baccalaureate-level professionals already working in the field.
This online, 70-credit program with limited On Campus Intensives allows students to customize their education with specializations in either direct patient care (AG-ACNP, FNP or PMHNP) or indirect patient care as a nurse executive (as an NE or NL). Courses include explorations of health policy, quality and safety in population health, and epidemiology for advanced nursing practice.
Upon completion, you'll emerge ready to pursue practitioner, leadership, and educational roles.
Customize Your Education
Ohio University's BSN-DNP program is geared toward working nurses who want to propel their careers to new heights. Courses in the program include explorations of health policy, quality and safety in population health, and epidemiology for advanced nursing practice.
Focuses on pharmacotherapeutics across the lifespan with emphasis on clinical decision making by advanced practice nurses. Laws governing prescriptive authority and privileges of advanced practice nurses are addressed. Emphasis on prescriptive decisions with the context of outcomes, safety, quality and costs.
Quality and Safety in Population Health
Explores theoretical foundations and frameworks for population health and quality improvement. Focuses on equitable health policies to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Examines impact of community-based population health and risk mitigation strategies or initiatives.
Epidemiology and Population Health for Advanced Nursing Practice
Examines the importance of epidemiology in prevention of disease and promotion of health as related to advanced nursing practice. Focus on applying epidemiological data to develop strategies related to culturally appropriate population health care and promotion.
Step into an Advanced Role
With additional training in nursing education, many practitioners with a DNP have also moved into an educational setting as nursing faculty. After graduation, you will be well-prepared to meet the healthcare needs of individuals, families and communities of the future.
Online Learning Experience
About the School of Nursing
The School of Nursing is home of some of the fastest-growing programs in the College of Health Sciences and Professions. Ranked among the Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs by U.S. News and World Report4, we offer innovative and accessible programs including online RN to BSN, online MSN and Online DNP degrees as well as traditional on-campus BSN programs on the Ohio University campuses of Athens, Chillicothe, Eastern, Southern and Zanesville.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Ohio University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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- U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved March 7, 2023 from https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/ohio-university-main-campus-204857