Doctor of Nursing Practice
McKendree University

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from McKendree University is designed to provide a high quality educational experience to advanced nursing leaders who will drive the future of healthcare. Graduates are able to:

  • ​Synthesize science-based theories and concepts from nursing and other disciplines to assess, evaluate, and integrate health care phenomena to impact positive patient outcomes at the individual, group, community, or global level
  • ​Integrate clinical change through organizational and systems leadership for quality improvement and systems thinking to achieve excellence in nursing practice
  • ​Integrate advanced knowledge of nursing theories, methods of inquiry, humanities, and related sciences to translate best evidence for application to improve practice
  • ​Advance the effective use of health care information systems to ensure high-quality outcomes with the generation of data-driven decisions in nursing care
  • ​Advocate for social justice and health equity by evaluating, developing, and implementing policy to impact health care delivery at all levels
  • ​Engage interprofessional collaborative initiatives to examine complex systems and develop effective methods to create positive change for improving patient and population health outcomes
  • ​Translate knowledge into practice to improve patient outcomes and synthesize best practice for improving the nation's health
  • ​Engage in experimental learning and research to promote advanced levels of nursing practice grounded in ethical and moral decision making


  • Master's degree in nursing from an accredited institution or bachelor's with approved master's degree
  • Official transcripts
  • 3.5 minimum GPA
  • Active, unencumbered RN license
  • Resume
  • On-campus interview
  • Statement of purpose/intent
  • Letter(s) of reference

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

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