Doctor of Nursing Practice | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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Producing Graduates that are Well-Prepared Leaders

Our DNP-prepared nurse will lead the way to promote improved quality, safety and access to healthcare for people across our state and nation. Students graduate with the scientific knowledge and practice expertise to advance quality outcomes and create access to healthcare across a multitude of settings from rural health clinics to major urban health systems.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

DNP-prepared nurses are equipped for leadership roles in nursing practice, business, administration, clinical research and academia. MORE INFORMATION



Purpose of the DNP program is to provide a rigorous education to prepare scholars to improve health and reduce cost through leadership and delivery.
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Emily Merrill

Nurse Practitioner Programs in Texas:
What to Look For

Communities across the U.S., especially those in rural areas, no longer have enough doctors to meet the needs of their residents. This shortage affects more than half of the counties in Texas. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are increasingly filling the primary care provider role in underserved areas. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), more than 1.06 billion people visit with an NP each year. READ THE WHOLE STORY