Program Overview

The online Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree program is designed to provide students with the skill sets and competencies to function in clinical and executive leadership roles. Graduates may pursue positions managing nurses and staff in hospitals, developing policies and procedures, conducting research, educating patients, or owning an independent practice.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    Requirements

    The MSN to DNP program is designed for Advanced Practice Nurses with an active Certificate of Authority in a practice field.

    • Copy of RN state licensure
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Recommendation Letters

    School Overview

    Ashland University, affiliated with the Brethren Church, is a private not-for-profit, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Ashland Ohio. Ashland College was founded in 1878 by the German Baptist Brethren Church. In 1989, the college transitioned to Ashland University after the college expanded its academic offerings, including the addition of graduate programs. The mission of the university states “Ashland University educates and challenges students to develop intellectually and ethically, to seek wisdom and justice and to prepare for the rigors of living and working as citizens engaged in their local, national and global responsibilities."

    Academic programs at Ashland University are housed in the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Economics, College of Education, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the Graduate School, and the Founders School of Continuing Education. A number of online classes (fully online and hybrid courses) are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. Distance education degrees are offered in asynchronous formats online.

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