Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Capstone Projects & New Student Orientation

The Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is offered online. The DNP provides an advanced educational credential for those who are interested in a obtaining a practice-focused degree.

Learn more about the program at the DNP FAQ webpage.

SMU DNP students and faculty got together at the Oakland SMU campus on Wednesday, December 4 to Friday, December 6, for their yearly new student orientation, proposal stage, and graduating student capstone presentations.

This year, capstone projects ranged from "Assessment of an Orthopedic Primary Care Fellowship" to "Obstetric Life Support (OBLS): The New Standard for Every Labor and Delivery Unit." Click here to download a PDF of all the capstone presentations.

There are currently 12 graduating students and 24 new/continuing students in the program.

Click here to see the photos from the gathering.

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