WellStar School of Nursing
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Doctorate of Nursing Science
The Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS), accreditated by SACS, is designed to prepare nurse educators and scholars for leadership roles in nursing education, health policy related to vulnerable populations, and applied research. The graduate will function as a nurse leader with expertise in nursing and healthcare phenomena related to evidence-based practice, the investigative skills of an applied researcher, and the leadership skills for influencing health care systems, particularly related to population-based health disparities. The curriculum focuses on nursing education and health policy within the context of health disparities and population based health care. Coursework will prepare the graduate to evaluate and influence nursing practice and health care delivery systems, and to educate the next generation of nurses through various faculty roles.
Upon successful completion of the DNS program graduates will be able to:
Please note that the application deadline for the DNS Program is March 1st for Fall Admission.
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