Nursing (DNP)

Doctoral Degree in Nursing Practice Program

  1. Design clinical prevention and population health interventions through the application, translation, and implementation of evidenced based practice into clinical decision-making in the planning and delivery of care across the health care continuum.
  2. Translate scientific underpinnings into practice while influencing health care policy for advocacy in health care and instilling ethical comportment, professionalism, and health equity in nursing practice.
  3. Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership in addressing complex health problems while using information systems and patient care technology for the transformation of health care.
  4. Demonstrate expertise in advanced nursing practice addressing contributors and barriers to global and cultural inequities, disparities, and accessibility of quality and safe healthcare.
  5. Collaborate inter-professionally to improve patient and population health outcomes.

Target Audience

The University of South Carolina Upstate, Mary Black College of Nursing provides a pipeline of graduates to meet the dire needs of healthcare in the Upstate and surrounding areas at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels.

The DNP program in public and community health nursing adds value to alumni and nurses who live and work in the Upstate by providing an accessible, high-quality educational nursing doctoral program.

Centrality to Institutional Mission/Strategic Plan

The DNP program is in congruence with the mission of University of South Carolina Upstate “to prepare its students to participate as responsible citizens in a diverse, global and knowledge-based society, to pursue excellence in their chosen careers and to continue learning throughout life.”