Doctor of Nursing Practice
Oakland University

Program Details

Oakland University offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), an online nurse practitioner degree, which is a terminal degree for nurses in clinical practices.  This program prepares Registered Nurses for clinical and leadership roles in academic and practice environments.  This post-master’s degree ideally helps students integrate scientific, theoretical, and communicative knowledge to improve patient care.  Likewise, students will demonstrate appropriate ethical use of information technology and research methods to their profession.

Oakland University’s online programs combine traditional education with new, innovative technologies that allow for students to complete all or most of their degree through computer coursework.  Online courses share many of the common features of traditional classes such as a teacher, peers, a syllabus, reading material, course activities, and evaluations.  The difference, of course, is that most participation occurs online rather than having face-to-face discussions in a classroom; for instance, students would discuss material on a threaded discussion board, or as part of a chat room.

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Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Oakland University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License

Additional Info

  • Proof of current unrestricted Registered Nurse License in the United States or its territories.
  • Online with the exception of the on-campus Doctoral week