Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Kia James


Access to advanced academic preparation has been an important consideration in the design of educational programs for the working professional nurse. Nursing education has a history of developing and implementing strategies to respond to their needs beyond the traditional, on campus classroom setting. Nursing programs were early adopters of distance learning technologies, from the first two-way audio, one-way video classes, to satellite, two-way video classes to the recent proliferation of web-based programs. However, an innovative alternative is proposed - bringing the course work to the employment setting and designing the program to be responsive to the learning needs of the individual nurses as well as the institutional goals of the facility. This grant proposal will outline the background, support and need for funds to make this partnership successful.