The DNP degree program offered by Duke University equips students with the skills and knowledge required to assess published evidence in order to inform practices and improve systems of care that will influence patient outcomes. This program aims to teach students the best practices concerning changes that enhance the quality of care in a health care environment or setting, as well as leadership skills in health care and competencies related to advanced specialty practices.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Duke University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- This program requires a comprehensive two-day, on-campus orientation as well as four executive on-campus sessions (two to three days per session; October, February, June, October).
- Current licensure as a registered nurse in the state in which practice will occur