Doctorate of Nursing Practice / Advanced Practice Nurse
Ashland University

Program Details

The Doctorate of Nursing Practice / Advanced Practice Nurse program from Ashland University is an online nurse practitioner degree.  If you are seeking a nursing career with a great deal of autonomy, this degree will help you get there.  

This degree prepares nurses to assume specialized positions in advanced clinical practice.  You will learn to evaluate health care policy and systems as you anticipate the needs of your patients to help ensure patient comfort and safety.  Courses are designed to stimulate research, improve clinical outcomes, and to teach professional values and ethical behavior in nursing positions.  The curriculum likely includes these courses:

  • DNP Role and Interprofessionalism 
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Healthcare Informatics 
  • Healthcare Delivery, Quality and Safety

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Ashland University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Program is intended for advanced practice nurses with active certificates of authority in a relative field
  • One year of clinical experience
  • Hold a current, valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in at least one U.S. state or territory