Nursing convocation with doctoral candidate at York College

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Use your knowledge and clinical experience to make an impact in your community with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. With an emphasis on evidence-based interventions and health policy changes, your degree can help you make huge impacts in health care outcomes.

Be a part of the health care revolution with York College’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Take part in the post-master’s program, designed for students who have already earned a master's degree and would like to take their education to the next level by changing the way nursing practice impacts the community. From informing health policy changes to looking for ways to improve quality and safety, our graduates have improved complex systems to provide better, more comprehensive care.

As the demand for a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree grows so do we. We are now offering a Bachelor of Science to Doctor of Nursing Practice for experienced nurses who wish to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

Doctor of Nursing Practice students on graduation day 2015 at York College of Pennsylvania
Our graduates are transformative nursing leaders who are well-suited to be leaders.

Enacting Change in a clinical setting DNP Scholarly Projects

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    You'll become an expert in the appraisal and synthesis of evidence. Your academic and practice experience prepares you to lead the implementation of evidence-based interventions to enhance health care delivery and outcomes on a system-wide level. The final scholarly project includes the development, implementation, and evaluation of an evidence-based practice change within the clinical setting. 

  • York College DNP Scholarly Projects Examples

    Ann E. Norwich, MSN, CRNP, ACHPN

    The Palliative Care Dementia Project: Improving 0utcomes for hospitalized patients with dementia

    Lynn S. Motz, MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC

    Reducing 30-day readmission using the Rothman Index for discharge decision-making

    Amy E. Seitz Cooley, MS, RN, ACNS-BC
     
    Using a multifaceted education intervention to improve nurses' recognition and management of delirium

    Abigail Strouse, DNP, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, CBN

    Implementing non-basin bathing to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections

    ‌Christopher A. Smith, DNP, CRNA

    Improving the quality of post-anesthesia care: An evidence-based initiative to decrease the incidence of post-op nausea and vomiting in the post-anesthesia care unit

    ‌Paula Feeley Coe, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

    Development of exemplary leadership in nurse managers to improve registered nurse and patient satisfaction: An evidence-based practice project

    Jenny L. Monn, DNP, FNP-BC

    Influenza among college students: A multi-modal campus-wide initiative to improve immunization uptake

    Mary Lou Mortimer, DNP, RNC-NIC

    Improving neonatal pain assessment and management: Using computer-based learning to implement an evidence-based clinical practice guideline

    Kelli Masters, DNP, RN, CCRN

    Integrating quality and safety education into clinical nursing education through a dedicated education unit

    Janet Shields, DNP, CRNP, PNP-BC

    Decreasing the incidence of central line infection in children at home on parenteral nutrition with short bowel syndrome

    Brenda Artz, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN

    An evidence-based project to improve mobility in a medical surgical ICU

    Dawn Becker, DNP, RN, CEN, ACNS-BC

    Implementation of a bag medication reconciliation initiative to decrease post-hospitalization medication discrepancies

Contact Us
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Kimberly Fenstermacher, PhD, CRNP
Diehl Hall, Room 223
Phone: 717.815.1383
kfenster@ycp.edu
Hours Contact for appt.