The field of healthcare is growing increasingly complex and the constant, rapid advancements in science and therapeutics make healthcare even more complex. As a result, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, an online nurse practitioner degree from Lewis University, has become increasingly necessary. This terminal practice degree for the nursing profession is designed to prepare students to better meet the healthcare needs of the public.
While advances in healthcare are exciting and beneficial, these life-changing and even life-saving advancements also bring increased concerns for quality and safety. Financial pressures, on both patients and healthcare institutions, also increase, leading to more efficiency efforts. All of these issues, both the good and the bad in changing healthcare, are touched on in this program. The program builds on advanced clinical skills with courses on quality improvement, evidence-based performance, and systems approaches to meeting healthcare needs.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Lewis University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV
- Attendance at a minimum of two DNP Immersions (one-day each) will be a requirement for graduation
- Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in the state where the applicant resides