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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is designed to prepare the student for a career in primary care. In many states, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho, a Family Nurse Practitioner can operate an independent practice, diagnosing and treating illness, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, and initiating and managing treatments. » learn more

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The DNP-PMHNP prepares you to provide psychiatric and mental health services using a full scope of therapies. A Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner assesses, diagnoses, and treats people with psychiatric disorders or the potential for such disorders. Students have clinical experiences with psychiatric mental health practitioners in the community and are supervised by faculty who maintain active practices themselves. » learn more

Population Health Nurse

The DNP Population Health degree (DNP-PH) prepares you to work in community health or public health, improving health care systems and population health. Health policy, epidemiology, and health promotion are core concepts of the program. Students learn how to audit and analyze the effectiveness and scope of community health programs in partnership with other professional disciplines and local organizations. » learn more

Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Post-Master’s DNP is focused on evidence-based practice, leadership, and research. This degree is for nurses who’ve already earned their master’s degree and want to either advance their current area of specialty or add a new specialty as a family nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner or population health nurse. » learn more