Doctor of Nursing Practice
Kent State University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice is designed for nurses who want to advance their knowledge of nursing practice and gain exceptional leadership and technology skills.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Assume a leadership role in healthcare
  • Apply current research and evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes
  • Practice with interdisciplinary teams, information systems, and quality improvement
  • Make an impact on healthcare policy

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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Kent 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), Placement Test

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Must have a master's degree in advanced practice nursing that is accredited by the CCNE or ACEN for unconditional admission
  • Submit proof of current national certification as an APRN
  • Must have completed an undergraduate or graduate statistics course with minimum C grade
  • Must have an active, unrestricted RN license

Restricted States

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming, US Territories, International