Doctor of Nursing Practice
Samuel Merritt University

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from Samuel Merritt University provides students with new areas of knowledge such as genetics, environmental health, care of diverse populations, and global health, combined with experience in the delivery of safe, effective, and patient-centered care, to develop nurse leaders who will transform health care on a local and national scale. Graduates are able to:

  • ​Design programs of care delivery that are effective, acceptable to patients and care providers, and economically feasible
  • Significantly impact health care outcomes
  • Critique and apply scientific clinical findings
  • ​Transform health care delivery by applying best practices to the clinical care of individuals, families, and communities
  • ​Develop advanced competencies for increasingly complex care and leadership in global health, genetics, and biomedical sciences

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Samuel Merritt University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Occupational License

Additional Info

  • Must be a licensed, currently practicing Registered Nurse with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Nurses who hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • MSN degree

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, US Territories, International