Doctor of Nursing Practice
Kaplan University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to thrive in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. With the shrinking number of primary care providers, the nursing shortage, and the increasing complexity of patient care, the field of nursing needs clinical experts and leaders with the highest level of scientific knowledge and expertise. To meet this need, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has called for advanced practice nurses to hold doctoral degrees by 2015.*
Kaplan University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice fits into the schedules of busy advanced nurses, allowing them to earn a valuable health care credential while continuing to work. This degree could open the door to new opportunities for clinical and leadership positions in a variety of roles.†
*Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, DNP Fact Sheet, April 2013, on the Internet at www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/dnp.
†Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Tuition Basis :Per Quarter Credit
In State Rate:$700.00
Out of State Rate:$700.00
Additional Fees :$1,770.00
Fees Overview :
Technology Fee per Term: $295
Technology Fee per Term for U.S. Military, Servicemembers: $200
Estimated Degree Cost - In State:$43,770.00
Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:$43,770.00
Estimated Degree Cost - Military:$34,800.00
International Students Accepted:Yes
A MSN degree is required.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
At this time, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program is available ONLY to those who reside and possess a current license as a registered nurse without restrictions to practice in one of these states: AL, AK, IA ,ID, IN, CA,CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, ME, IL, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NE ,NV, OH, OK, PA, RI,SC, SD,TX, VA, VT, WY.
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