Practice - focused doctoral education:
Unique features of the program:
The admission requirements are as follows:
The DNP Project Team is comprised of the DNP student, practice mentor, and a graduate faculty member who serves as chair. The faculty member must hold a terminal degree. The practice mentor must have expertise in the DNP student’s field of interest. The DNP Project Team Chair is facilitating the learning within the DNP Project. The DNP’s scholarly project deliverables are a written manuscript worthy of publication and a public presentation of the completed DNP project.
All DNP projects are submitted to the NKU Institutional Review Board (IRB) for review. IRB processes in the facility in which the DNP project is implemented may be required as well. The student will discuss the IRB processes with their DNP Project Team Chair prior to data collection. The IRB process and IRB forms are described and found on the NKU IRB website.
Information for this process can be found under Doctoral Degree Specific Information under Degree & Certificate Exit Program Requirements in the Graduate Catalog.