The mission of the IWU Doctor of Nursing Practice program is to prepare nurses at the highest level of leadership, scholarship, and character to be world changers in global healthcare systems.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program will prepare graduates to:
- Lead healthcare delivery teams to meet the needs of diverse populations.
- Synthesize principles of leadership in the evaluation and resolution of ethical and legal issues within healthcare systems.
- Apply creative and culturally sensitive approaches in the comprehensive assessment of healthcare systems.
- Integrate character, scholarship, and leadership in advanced nursing practice.
- Develop innovative practice approaches based on theories from nursing and other disciplines.
- Influence healthcare policy from an interprofessional perspective to improve health outcomes.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.2 or above (4.0 scale)
Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Proof of a current unencumbered RN license
- Onsite residencies are held on the Marion, Indiana campus three separate times throughout the program. Full attendance for each residency is required. Residencies will consist of a Monday through Friday schedule and will be posted in advance.