The Department of Nursing offers creative and individualized programs of study to meet academic requirements and career objectives of graduate nursing students.
The Department of Nursing offers graduate programs leading to:
Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP) in Family Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP) in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's certificate in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Master's degree in Family Nurse Practitioner
Master's degree in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees were created in response to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) call for a transformational change in the education required for professional nurses who will practice at the most advanced level of nursing (AACN's 2004 DNP position statement). These DNP programs, based on the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (2006), are practice-focused doctoral degree programs designed to prepare experts in specialized advanced nursing practice. It will impact learning outcomes by building upon the generalist foundation acquired through the baccalaureate or advanced generalist master's in nursing. The Post-Master's and Master's of Science degrees prepare nurses for advanced practice with a variety of clients in primary health care settings.
Graduate nursing students attend classes and seminars on Lehman's campus in the Northwest Bronx. They also have access to selected graduate offerings in other units of the City University. Clinical experience is provided in a variety of settings throughout the metropolitan area and lower Westchester. These include hospitals, community health centers, and physician's offices, and other facilities where primary health care is provided.