Doctor of Nursing Practice / Direct Patient Care
Morningside College

Program Details

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.

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • 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