Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Advanced Systems Practice Track

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program, advanced systems practice track prepares the master’s-prepared nurse in systems practice to become a leader bringing evidence-based knowledge to the practice arena, guide complex health care delivery and improve health care outcomes.  

Are you ready to become a key player in today's complex health care environment? Does a scholarly role that translates evidence-based knowledge into health care leadership and delivery interest you? Vanderbilt's Doctor of Nursing Practice program is built upon our internationally recognized advanced nursing practice programs. With a Vanderbilt DNP degree, you will use nursing and other scientific findings to design sustainable programs of care delivery that are innovative, economically feasible and have significant impact on health care outcomes. 

The Advanced Systems Practice track has three entry options:

Applicants who enter the DNP Advanced Systems Practice track with a non-nursing master’s or MSN in nursing education may be awarded up to 500 clinical hours upon enrollment depending on portfolio review, prior MSN clinical hours (as applicable), systems practice experience, and national certification relevant to advanced systems practice. 

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