Doctorate of Nursing Practice
Ball State University

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from Ball State University is a post-master's degree program for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives. Students are prepared to assume leadership positions in nursing practice through a curriculum focused on scholarly practice that includes translation of research in practice, evaluation of practice, and improvement in health care and outcomes at individual and population levels.


  • Be an advanced practice nurse (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife).
  • Have graduated from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) now referred to as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited master's program in nursing with a minimum GPA of 3.2.
  • Have completed a graduate-level statistics course and nursing research course.
  • Have completed a graduate-level health assessment course.
  • Have an unencumbered license as a RN in your state of practice.
  • Have recent clinical nursing experience.
  • Meet all health clearance, criminal background checks, and other requirements for clinical practice.

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission