Arkansas State University

2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from Arkansas State University is practice-focused and prepares nursing leaders for the highest level of clinical nursing practice beyond the initial and master's preparation in the discipline. Coursework explores topics such as:

  • ​Leadership, policy, and healthcare systems
  • ​Healthcare finance
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • ​Principles of healthcare ethics and genetics
  • ​Epidemiology and population health

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    Program Overview

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    • Delivery Format:
      Mostly Online
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      Per Semester Credit
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    • Fees Overview :
      • Fees (per credit): $93
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    • Accelerated Degree:


    • A Master’s degree in nursing from a CCNE, COA, or NLNAC accredited program.
    • A minimum graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
    • A current unencumbered APN license in the USA with national specialty certification as appropriate.
    • Successfully completed a graduate-level statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of “B” or above.
    • Submit curriculum vitae/have at least one (1) year experience (2000 hours) as an APN prior to application to the DNP program verified by employer.
    • An essay.
    • Three work reference forms completed.
    • Satisfactory criminal background check through the School of Nursing.
    • For primary language other than English TOEFL score of 83 on the preferred internet-based test, (IBT), 570 on the paper-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test.
    • Program includes an on-campus emersion experience prior to the start of each semester.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

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