The healthcare field is rapidly changing and healthcare needs leaders. Bellarmine's DNP programs are designed for those interested in clinical leadership or executive nursing positions and offer an alternative to research focused doctoral programs. The Doctor of Nursing Practice at Bellarmine is available as a post-master’s program or as a BSN-DNP.
Bellarmine is also going to offer a DNP in Nurse Anesthesia in 2023.
Students who hold an MSN degree may select one of two post-master’s DNP tracks:
Total credit hours for the program range from 35 to 38 hours, depending on the track you select. The program is fully online and is ideal for students with professional or personal obligations during the typical work week. Students can start any semester.
The BSN-DNP Leadership track is designed for BSN-prepared graduates seeking doctoral preparation for advanced practice as organizational leaders in a variety of healthcare settings. Students focus on the financial and economic aspects of health care,
human and resource management, and organizational leadership.
Bellarmine's new DNP-NA Program is designed for post-BSN students seeking doctoral preparation for
advanced practice as a Nurse Anesthetist
Pamela Missi, DNP '16;
Chief Nursing Officer
The Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP) focus prepares ANPs to function more effectively as a clinical leader. Given the expansion of scientific knowledge required for safe nursing practice and the growing focus on the quality of patient
care delivery and outcomes, this track provides students with the specialized knowledge and skills needed by today’s practitioner. Students will use their existing understanding of the practice context to document practice trends, identify potential
systemic changes and make improvements in the care of particular patient populations in the systems within which they practice.
The Executive Leadership focus prepares students for advanced specialty practice at the population, organizational, and/or system level. Given the increasingly complex health care environment, this track provides students with the specialized
knowledge and skills needed by today’s nursing leaders. Studentswill use their existing understanding of the practice leadership context to identify aggregate health or system needs, work with diverse stakeholders for inter- or intra-organizational
achievement of health-related goals and design patient-centered care delivery systems.
Bellarmine University offers a deferred payment plan (DEFR) for those students that receive tuition reimbursement from their employers and wish to defer the payment of their tuition until 30 days after grades are available each semester.
Bellarmine University cannot confirm whether its courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure in states other than Kentucky. Prior to enrolling in a Bellarmine program, a student who does not reside in Kentucky should contact applicable
licensing board(s) in the student’s home state to determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure in the state where the student resides.
Nursing licensure contacts: https://www.ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm
The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing, Master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Bellarmine University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)1866 Southern LaneDecatur, Georgia 30033-4097404.679.4500 • fax: 404.679.4556
Chris Webb, DNP, APRN, FNP-BCAssistant Professor, Chair, Graduate Studies in Nursing, Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program502-272-8394 or email@example.com
Julie Armstrong-Binnix, Assistant Dean of Graduate Admission502.272.8364, 800.274.4723 x8364 or