MS/MSN to DNP, Advanced Practice Nurses

Contact Us

Lisa Young
Director of the Doctor of Nursing Program, Assistant Professor of Nursing
279, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6844
lyoung3@ashland.edu

Julie Lehrer, DNP, RN,
FNP Director, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
178, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6842
jlehrer@ashland.edu

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of the graduate program, nurses are able to:

  • Implement nursing practice, including innovative approaches, based on scientific knowledge
  • Evaluate health care policy and systems
  • Plan for patient and family needs, anticipating their changing requirements, and ensuring patient comfort and safety in planning care
  • Engage in interprofessional collaboration to meet the health needs of client systems in varied health care delivery systems
  • Enhance the culture of safety in health systems through the application of information technologies
  • Generate nursing practice knowledge to stimulate research and improve clinical outcomes
  • Demonstrate professional values and ethical behavior in the advanced practice nursing role
  • Assume specialized roles in advanced clinical practice
  • Design culturally competent health services for vulnerable populations

Curriculum Guide

Core Reqiurements 

  • DNP Role and Interprofessionalism (NUR 9110)
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics (NUR 9520)
  • Research Methods and Evidence-Based
  • Practice (NUR 9530)
  •  Healthcare Informatics (NUR 9540)
  •  Healthcare Delivery, Quality and Safety (NUR 9550)
  • Health Policy and Advocacy (NUR 9560)
  • Principles of Practice Management (NUR 9570)
  • Interprofessional Seminar (NUR 9580)
  • Scholarly Project (NUR 9810, NUR 9820)
  • Residency (NUR 9830, NUR 9840)

Contact Us

Lisa Young
Director of the Doctor of Nursing Program, Assistant Professor of Nursing
279, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6844
lyoung3@ashland.edu

Julie Lehrer, DNP, RN,
FNP Director, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
178, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6842
jlehrer@ashland.edu

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of the graduate program, nurses are able to:

  • Implement nursing practice, including innovative approaches, based on scientific knowledge
  • Evaluate health care policy and systems
  • Plan for patient and family needs, anticipating their changing requirements, and ensuring patient comfort and safety in planning care
  • Engage in interprofessional collaboration to meet the health needs of client systems in varied health care delivery systems
  • Enhance the culture of safety in health systems through the application of information technologies
  • Generate nursing practice knowledge to stimulate research and improve clinical outcomes
  • Demonstrate professional values and ethical behavior in the advanced practice nursing role
  • Assume specialized roles in advanced clinical practice
  • Design culturally competent health services for vulnerable populations

Curriculum Guide

Core Reqiurements 

  • DNP Role and Interprofessionalism (NUR 9110)
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics (NUR 9520)
  • Research Methods and Evidence-Based
  • Practice (NUR 9530)
  •  Healthcare Informatics (NUR 9540)
  •  Healthcare Delivery, Quality and Safety (NUR 9550)
  • Health Policy and Advocacy (NUR 9560)
  • Principles of Practice Management (NUR 9570)
  • Interprofessional Seminar (NUR 9580)
  • Scholarly Project (NUR 9810, NUR 9820)
  • Residency (NUR 9830, NUR 9840)

Advancing Your Clinical Practice

Are you a certified nurse practitioner looking to achieve the highest level of practice? Consider the MS/MSN to DNP, Advanced Practice Nurse program at Ashland University. This online track prepares you for an advanced level of patient care with a greater degree of autonomy.

What to Expect in the Advanced Practice Nurse Track

Given today’s aging population, the demand for highly skilled advanced practice RNs drives job stability. Medically underserved areas add value to advanced practice nurses because you can serve in primary care roles and perform some of the diagnostics and procedures often provided by doctors.

Certification in one of the following specializations is required to qualify for acceptance into the Advance Practice Program:

  • Family/Individual Across Lifespan
  • Adult-Gerontology
  • Neonatal
  • Pediatrics
  • Women’s Health/Gender-Related
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health

Advanced Practice Nurse Track Benefits

The Advanced Practice Nurse track is offered in an accessible online format with flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the working professional. Other program benefits include:

  • Earn your degree in six semesters in as little as two years
  • The MSN to DNP program consits of 32-38 credit hours (3-8 credits per semester) 
  • Collaborate with peers and faculty online and get access to online coursework 24/7
  • Complete your practice residency at area hospitals, clinics, or other healthcare facilities near you

Student Organizations

Student Organizations