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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from Northern Kentucky University prepares nurses to utilize evidence-based knowledge and innovative practice expertise to lead initiatives and influence change to improve health outcomes for people in the community, region, and country. Graduates are prepared for leadership roles in:

  • ​Advanced clinical practice
  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • ​Health policy


  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree and are required to hold at least one degree in nursing at or above the bachelor's level. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Successfully completed an upper division level graduate course in statistics.
  • An unencumbered RN license in the United States or the country in which the student practices.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


Residents of some states are not authorized to apply, please contact the school for more information.

Select online degree programs, especially in the nursing field, must meet individual state licensing guidelines and may not be approved for state licensure in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. As regulations continue to change, Northern Kentucky University advises prospective students to check with their particular state’s licensing regulations in their intended field of study prior to applying to the online campus.