Doctor of Nursing Practice
Ohio State University

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from Ohio State University prepares students to become expert evidence-based practitioners and healthcare administrators through customized learning opportunities in core course work, electives, and clinical immersion experiences. Graduates are prepared to:

  • ​Practice at the highest level of nursing, integrating and applying knowledge from the sciences with the fields of organizational management, ethics, health policy, and information technology
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in organizational and health systems management to improve the safety and quality of healthcare
  • ​Apply analytical skills and translational science methodologies to practice-focused scholarship
  • ​Provide leadership in interprofessional collaborative teams to improve health outcomes for individuals, populations, systems, and the crafting of policy
  • ​Demonstrate high levels of skills in health promotion and disease prevention strategies for individuals, populations, and systems
  • ​Develop skill in the analysis and shaping of health policy 
  • ​Demonstrate skill in the application of ethical decision-making frameworks to resolve ethical dilemmas in healthcare


  • Have completed of a Master of Science in nursing or equivalent degree from an accredited program
  • Currently licensed as an RN without restrictions (or will be licensed prior to enrollment)
  • Cumulative undergraduate and graduate GPAs of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A national-level advanced practice certification
  • Verification that you have completed at least 500 clinical hours at the master’s level
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended during your academic career
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Purpose and goals statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Supervisor’s letter of support

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

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

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents in: Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands.