Guest Blog: Jyu-Lin Chen and Annette Carley

Introducing DNP Education to the UC System

When it opens in spring 2018, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program will represent another important addition to the academic portfolio of the UC San Francisco School of Nursing. We believe the need for a DNP program like ours – the first such program at any University of California campus – has never been more urgent.

Amid this period of rapid change and uncertainty, one thing has remained constant for our health care system: We must develop and refine more effective care delivery models to support the goals of greater efficiency and improved health outcomes. To that end, the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) has, among other things, called for increasing the number of doctorally prepared nurses. DNP-prepared nurses are a critical part of this effort, because their skill set enables them to do everything from leading within health organizations to implementing and evaluating quality initiatives and participating in translational research that addresses complex health needs.

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