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Program Details

The online DNP degree program from Gonzaga University is designed to provide students a quality education and a well-respected degree focused on competencies in the areas of leadership, health policy, system improvement, research and evidence-based practice, and teamwork and collaboration. Graduates of this program possess the knowledge and skills required to:

  • ​Serve as leaders and champions of change within complex healthcare systems
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills to optimize health in a selected area of nursing
  • ​Demonstrate humanistic, reflective practice, ethical reasoning, and advocacy for a selected population
  • ​Synthesize theory and evidence to create, implement, and evaluate strategies to improve practice


  • A MSN degree from an CCNE or ACEN accredited program
  • A cumulative GPS from master’s level courses of 3.3
  • Official transcripts
  • Must have taken a 3-semester credit graduate level inferential statistics or biostatistics course
  • Three recommendations
  • Current resume or CV
  • Current RN license
  • One, three-day immersion required in Spokane, WA

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)