Fairfield Egan Announces Launch of Online Post-Master’s DNP Program

Fairfield Egan Announces Launch of Online Post-Master’s DNP Program

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Whether you aim to grow your skillset or aspire to teach, this new fully online format is designed to accommodate busy professionals who want to stay competitive in today’s healthcare market.

The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies proudly announces that its esteemed post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is adding a fully collaborative online modality in addition to its hybrid option. This initiative is designed to cater to the needs of busy healthcare professionals who aspire to stay at the forefront in the field, whether guiding the next generation of nurses through teaching roles, enhancing their technical skills and clinical expertise, or advancing into leadership roles on the local or international level.

Appropriate for the advanced practice nurse, nurse educator, or nurse executive, the program offers the faculty/peer engagement for which Fairfield Egan is known.

“The nursing field is rapidly growing, and with that, the need for nurse leaders in an ever-changing healthcare environment,” said Dorothy Vittner, PhD, RN, FAAN, assistant professor of nursing and director of post-master’s DNP program at Fairfield Egan. “Our post-master's DNP equips nurses with the skills to navigate the complexities of healthcare systems and address critical gaps within communities. Rooted in the Jesuit philosophy, this advanced degree underlines the importance of ethics in healthcare.”

Ranked by College Factual as among the best nursing practice doctor’s degree schools in the New England region, Fairfield Egan’s online post-master’s DNP degree program offers a comprehensive curriculum that can be completed within 18 to 24 months. With 25- to 50-percent synchronous classes held either weekly or biweekly during the evenings, the flexible online format allows students to balance full-time employment with academic pursuits.

“Fairfield Egan students work to independently provide culturally sensitive, evidence-based care and demonstrate critical thinking in complex environments,” said associate dean of graduate studies and professor of nursing Sally Gerard, DNP, RN, CDE, CNL. “The Fairfield Egan difference is evident as our graduates integrate science and theory during their clinical immersion hours, demonstrating a commitment to socially just patient-centered care.”

The application portal for fall 2024 enrollment is now open. Alumni of Egan’s MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) program and BSN program graduates who also hold a master’s degree may enjoy a streamlined application process for the post-master’s DNP, including a waived application fee and an expedited admission decision. Visit the program webpage to learn more, or contact the Office of Graduate Admission to take advantage of this priority program for alumni.

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