The Doctor of Nursing Practice in Direct Patient Care from Morningside College is an online nurse practitioner degree. Courses prepare nurses to become Family Primary Care Practitioners or Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioners at the Doctorate in Nursing Practice level. This program can be completed as either a BSN to DNP or an MSN to DNP.
As an online degree, coursework can be completed on the student’s own schedule, allowing you to work while studying. This program is so flexible that students have the option to stop and restart if needed.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Morningside College 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
- Valid RN license in Iowa or state participating in the licensure compact
- Master’s degree with a major in nursing
- Valid APRN license and proof of certification
- Some on campus visits may be required