Doctor of Nursing Practice
Indiana University Online

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from Indiana University Online is designed for nurses involved in any advanced-practice role, including- but not limited to- clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, public health practitioner, nurse executive, nurse informatician, nurse educator, and health policy analyst. Coursework explores topics in nursing informatics, healthcare outcomes and decision making, clinical epidemiology and statistics, evidence-based research and translation, public health policy, and more. Graduates are prepared to assume leadership positions in nursing and healthcare, both at system or organization levels and at the direct patient-care level, in areas such as:

  • ​Primary Healthcare
  • ​Complex Healthcare Systems
  • ​Nursing Informatics
  • Patient Safety
  • ​Clinical Nursing Education


  • Have earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MS in nursing or MSN) degree from an NLNAC-, ACEN-, or CCNE-accredited program with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit documentation of master's clinical hours completed with the application materials; no minimum number of master’s clinical hours are required for application to the program however.
  • Possess an unencumbered RN license in applicant’s state of practice.
  • Have completed graduate level preparation in statistics.
  • If applicant’s native language is not English, submission of proof of English proficiency by taking the "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL).
  • Three references indicating ability to succeed in DNP program, including at least one from a nurse faculty member who has knowledge of the applicant's academic ability.
  • An essay and formal interview with faculty members that indicates the applicant's ability to succeed in DNP program.

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission