Spring Arbor launches new online nursing programs

SPRING ARBOR—Officials at Spring Arbor University announced the launch of a new online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in strategic leadership, along with three new online post-master’s degree certificates.

The DNP program, equivalent to a PhD in nursing, is designed for working nurses looking to advance their careers in the most highly sought-after areas of the advanced nursing profession, while the Post-Master’s Certificates offer more opportunities for highly skilled nursing leaders.

The launch of the new online program will provide options for nurses who hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, with or without an APRN certification. Students explore major issues in contemporary nursing through the lens of spirituality, grace and critical inquiry. The DNP program provides the prospect for working nurses to grow within their skill set to address the nation’s ongoing shortage in nursing.

“The healthcare industry is currently facing the challenge of a lack of doctorally prepared nurses,” sadi Dawn Day, chair of graduate nursing programs at Spring Arbor. “The new flexible online DNP in Strategic Leadership program provides opportunities for working nurses to expand their skills and advance their careers while also addressing an urgent need within the nursing industry.”

The online post-master’s certificates include specialized training in Family Nurse Practitioner (both for NP to FNP and non-NP to FNP); Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (non-NP to AGPCNP); and Nurse Educator. Students can choose from clinical or educational tracks and create more opportunity to expand their career while meeting the growing need for highly skilled nursing leaders.

Most coursework is 100 percent online and offer the flexibility and practicality of an innovative course design that ensures nurses can continue to work in their current role throughout the curriculum.

Learn more about Spring Arbor University’s online DNP program at https://online.arbor.edu/programs/dnp

Learn more about Spring Arbor University’s three online Post-Master’s Certificates in nursing at https://online.arbor.edu/programs/online-nursing-certificates.

Spring Arbor University is in Spring Arbor, an unincorporated community in Spring Arbor Township in Jackson County, Michigan, and is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church.

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