Roseman University College of Nursing Adds to its Growing Continuum of Programs

December 1, 2022 By Jason Roth

Roseman University’s College of Nursing has launched a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate program as the University continues to add in-demand degrees and programs to offer students more opportunities and to help bolster local, regional, and national healthcare systems and infrastructures.

Roseman’s 23-month full-time, asynchronous online DNP program builds on the traditional Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP) education received as an advanced practice registered nurse, with curriculum focused on evidenced-based care, quality improvement, safety, informatics, ethics, systems leadership, and access to care for populations. Roseman began accepting applications on June 1 for its inaugural cohort scheduled to start in January 2023. The program will be offered with starts in January and July.

“Today, nurses have an increasing role in patient care, as well as improving delivery systems and outcomes, that require the highest level of clinical and leadership education,” said Roseman University College of Nursing Dean Brian Oxhorn, BSN, MSN, PhD. “Graduates of Roseman’s DNP program will be prepared to be leaders, assuring the delivery of safe and quality healthcare.”

Roseman’s program comes as there is a push to move the current level of preparation necessary for advanced nursing practice from the master’s degree to the doctorate-level by 2025, resulting in an increasing demand for nurses with DNP degrees. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), “Employers are quickly recognizing the unique contribution these expert nurses are making in the practice arena, and the demand for DNP-prepared nurses continues to grow.”

Designed for graduates with a master’s in nursing degree and at least one year of experience as an RN, the Post-Master’s FNP Certificate provides certification to offer patient care at levels consistent with primary care family nurse practitioners with a shorter time commitment than a DNP.

“The Post-Master’s FNP Certificate allows master’s level nurses to build upon their knowledge to optimize patient care with an in-depth study, including clinical experiences that cover acute and chronic illnesses through the life cycle of patients. This includes gerontology, women’s health, pediatrics, and family health,” said Oxhorn.

The College of Nursing began accepting applications for the Post-Master’s FNP Certificate last month for its first cohort, which is scheduled to begin in April 2023. The program features a flexible, online format perfect for the working nurse. It can be completed in 18 months and prepares graduates to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) FNP certification exam.

The addition of the DNP and Post-Master’s FNP Certificate programs build on Roseman’s current Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and MSN/FNP programs to offer a seamless path for students seeking to grow their nursing careers and provide advanced patient care.

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