In 2011 the Yale School of Nursing created a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree. This is the University’s first “hybrid” degree program: the curriculum features a blend of on-campus and online education. It serves those nursing professionals who want to be leaders in clinical settings. The program is designed for part-time study; course work is completed over a two-year period, with a Capstone project year to follow.
There are fourteen and fifteen students, respectively, in the first two cohorts, and the program allows the School to extend its reach: one student is enrolled from Israel, with the other students drawn primarily from around the United States. All are pursuing their studies without having to interrupt their careers.