Doctor of Nursing Practice
Ferris State University

Program Details

The Doctor of Nursing Practice, an online nurse practitioner program from Ferris State University, is a practice-based doctoral program that focuses on leadership.  If you are interested in practicing nursing in complex healthcare systems, this degree will prepare you for these positions.

Featuring a curriculum that focuses on essential cognitive skills and preparing students to integrate new knowledge and evidence into health care services as a means of improving these services and the delivery of care.  Coursework covers scientific knowledge and technology, as well as nursing knowledge, so graduates are comfortable dealing with changing healthcare and its impact on both healthcare practices and patient care.  You will be able to integrate practice, research, and policy with nurse leadership while valuing things such as:

  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Life-long learning
  • Population health
  • Scientific and clinical engagement

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Ferris State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Two short periods (3 and 4 days each) of person-to-person synchronous course work called intensives will be required.
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse