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B.S. to DNP (Post-Bachelor)

USJ’s B.S. to DNP graduates are passionate providers prepared to be on the forefront of innovation. Join a knowledgeable and value-driven community dedicated to improve healthcare locally and globally.

Play a pivotal role in your patient’s lives as an advanced practice nurse.

Our practice-focused doctoral program prepares graduates to:

  • Assess, diagnose and treat individuals and families with complex, chronic, and/or co-morbid conditions
  • Apply fiscal principles and logical methodologies to health care system problems
  • Analyze epidemiological and statistical data for their implications related to individual and population health and the effects of health policies on patient care, populations, and the healthcare system
  • Lead nursing practices in a range of clinical settings using health promotion and population health approaches, inter-professional collaborative skills, clinical scholarship, evidence-based practice, cultural competencies, and ethical sensitivity to manage patient care

Take the first step toward a career as an advanced practice nurse, ranked a top 10 career by U.S. News & World Report.

How do USJ students carry on the Florence Nightingale legacy?

“By striving my best, using evidence based practices in my work, and always brainstorming ways in which healthcare can be improved.”

  • USJ Nursing Student, Jessica Karwowski

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USJ Recognizes Veterans at Observance and Awards Ceremony

Reading Time: 2 minutes The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) celebrated its annual Veterans Day Observance and Awards Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The event, which honored the generous service of all veterans, included an awards ceremony that recognized this year’s recipients of the Colonel B. Catherine Noble and Rear Admiral Frances T. Shea Buckley Awards. Before the

Professor Joy Joins Mornings with Ray Dunaway

Reading Time: 1 minute On May 7, 2019, Yvonne Joy, DNP, APRN, director of the DNP Program and assistant professor of Nursing, joined Mornings with Ray Dunaway for National Nurses Week. During this radio interview, Joy discussed the University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) online Doctorate of Nursing (DNP) program, career opportunities in Connecticut, and latest trends in nursing. In

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