DNP: Robert Morris University


RMU is at the Forefront of this Ever-Changing Industry

Robert Morris University's Master's-to-DNP degree program is clinically oriented, preparing graduates to employ clinical reasoning at the highest level of nursing practice to plan and implement patient care. Nurses completing the program will have a strong practice-oriented preparation with the ability to work within teams of health professionals, care for diverse populations, and lead other health care providers in providing safe, high-quality health care.

The Master’s-to-DNP takes less than two years (five semesters) to complete and gives you the individual attention you need to succeed.

Why Choose RMU for My Masters to DNP Degree?

For advanced practice nurses who already have a master's degree and advance practice certification, the master’s to DNP combines an appealing format with specially targeted content to provide the perfect extension of knowledge and abilities. The coursework moves students to the next level of their careers, incorporating a broader knowledge of health care in today's complex market.

The DNP program prepares advanced practice nurses to:

  • Apply nursing science and clinical reasoning at the highest level of practice to plan and implement care.
  • Utilize expert communication and leadership skills with interdisciplinary teams to create improvements in health care and complex health care delivery systems.
  • Integrate theory, clinical inquiry, information technology, and evidence-based practice for clinical decision-making and the provision of patient care.
  • Lead health care provider teams to systematically evaluate outcomes and implement quality improvements based on evidence-based practice.
  • Generate a culturally competent practice environment.
  • Influence health policy to improve health care delivery and outcomes for all stakeholders.
  • Partner with other health care providers to form an inter-professional team to advance high-quality, safe, patient-centered care.
  • Lead initiatives to promote disease prevention and population health.

Students must also complete a 5-credit capstone course in the final semester, in which student demonstrates and conducts a field project under the supervision of an RMU faculty advisor. The project will be selected based on the student’s chosen evidence-based practice area of interest. Course requirements include an oral presentation and a ready-for-journal-submission scholarly article.