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Doctor of Nursing Practice
The online Doctor in Nursing Practice prepares nurses to be innovative leaders and environmental change agents to transform the healthcare delivery system.
The DNP represents the highest level of preparation in nursing practice, broadening the graduate's ability to process and translate new evidence into nursing practice. This ability is essential to maximizing the safety and efficacy of nursing practice to improve patient outcomes.
Earned master’s degree in nursing from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program of nursing.
Minimum of two (2) years nursing experience
GPA 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale in graduate studies
Current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the state of practice
National Certification for all nurse practitioner applicants
Successful completion of graduate statistics and nursing research courses
Resume or CV
Two professional and one academic reference
DNP Essay/Goal Statement
Telephone, video, or an in-person interview may be required as part of the admission process
Sample of Scholarly Writing
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Not authorized for the following states: Alabama, Alaska, North Dakota, Arkansas, Idaho, Oregon, South Dakota, West Virginia, Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
This program is also closed to all students (including U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members) residing in a country other than the United States.
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