- Enhanced clinical expertise
- Implementation of healthcare informatics technologies
- Increased depth in the application of scientific advances and health care organizational concepts to nursing practice
Additional Program Information
Before You Apply
How to Apply
It is possible for DNP students to begin coursework during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester. Applications need to be received so they can be processed and completed within the TWU system before the semester begins. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks prior to the semester start for submission and processing of your application.
TWU Graduate School application includes submission of the required application form, all transcripts, and scores from the Graduate Record Exam or the Miller's Analogies Test. The DNP admission packet includes the applicant's curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and an essay describing the applicant's professional goals.
Dr. Lois O'Quin, Interim Coordinator (Dallas Center)
College of Nursing
5500 Southwestern Medical Avenue
Dallas TX 75235-7299
Dr. Sandra Cesario, Director of Graduate Nursing (Houston Center)
College of Nursing
Houston, TX 77030-2897
The educational goals of the TWU DNP program are to prepare expert Advanced Practice Nurses who will:
- Apply evidence from nursing and the biophysical, psychosocial, behavioral, and clinical sciences to complex health issues.
- Synthesize concepts of health promotion, genetics, and disease prevention in managing complex health problems.
- Implement health care delivery models and informatics strategies designed for quality improvement in patient care.
- Analyze existing research and design and conduct evaluations of clinical interventions to implement evidence-based practice.
- Employ an evidence-based framework when conducting research on clinical interventions.
- Develop and advocate for health care policy.
- Collaborate with other health professionals to provide high quality, ethical patient-centered care that meets current standards of best practice.
- Apply expert clinical judgment in providing comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and management of health and illness in diverse populations.
- Provide visionary nursing leadership through contributions to the management and guidance of health care systems.
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