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


  • An active, unrestricted RN license in the state in which practica will be completed
  • A current national APRN certification. Proof of the appropriate licensure must be obtained within the first semester of the student's program. or prior to beginning practicum hours, whichever comes first
  • A master's degree from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited advanced practice program with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point scale
  • The successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate level statistics course
  • Professional experience in nursing as evidenced by: a resume or curriculum vitae and a pre-admission interview
  • Three letters of reference
  • Completion of a 300-word essay

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

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

Restricted States

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, 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