Doctor of Nursing Practice
Indiana State University

Program Details

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.

The following areas are emphasized:

  • epidemiology
  • community health planning
  • health policy leadership
  • health promotion
  • health protection
  • disease prevention and treatment
  • health care delivery system management
  • cultural competence
  • effective health care practice

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Indiana State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Applicants should have a master's degree in Nursing from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program.
  • Minimum two years nursing experience required
  • Must have a current, unencumbered RN license and current CPR certification
  • Prerequisites of graduate statistics and nursing research courses required with grade B or better

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wyoming, US Territories, International