A practice doctorate that prepares nurse experts to be leaders in health care delivery.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing explains the DNP role:
Linda C. Pugh, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN is a Professor of Nursing and the Director of the Graduate Programs in Nursing at York College. As a certified obstetric nurse, she has provided care for childbearing women for over 30 years. The focus of her research is improving breastfeeding outcomes particularly with low-income women. Pugh has researched strategies to increase the exclusivity and duration of breastfeeding. She has been the recipient of numerous grants to support her research. Pugh was one of the authors of The Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms and was also a co-author of the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-based Practice Model and Guidelines, an EBP model that has been recognized as facilitating the translation of evidence into practice across the US. She has published and presented her work internationally and nationally.