Doctor of Nursing Practice
Aspen University

Program Details

Aspen University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree prepares students for leadership roles in nursing. The program combines online courses with local immersion experiences.

The practice-focused capstone project requires students to complete 1,000 hours of clinical practice. Coursework explores ways to improve the quality of nursing practice by using leadership strategies and analyzing information systems and patient care technology. Graduates will be able to collaborate with professionals in other disciplines to improve patient and population health outcomes.

A sample of courses in this online nurse practitioner degree includes:

  • Organizational and systems leadership
  • Health information management and informatics
  • Evidence-based practice for quality improvement
  • Health policy and advocacy

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Aspen University is accredited by:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Current, unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in the United States, a US territory, or Canada
  • Masters of Science in Nursing degree, or relevant discipline, from an accredited institution