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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Details

This practice-focused doctoral degree program prepares nurses to lead and provide care at the highest levels of their discipline. As D.N.P. candidates, our students develop the clinical, organizational, economic and leadership skills they need to transform healthcare delivery and outcomes. Nurses with this terminal degree are well-prepared for advanced practice or to hold administrative and leadership roles. The D.N.P. program is open to both post-M.S.N. and post-B.S.N. students and all courses are available online.


  • Graduate of an A.C.E.N. or C.C.N.E. accredited Master's Program in Nursing with a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio-hard copy examples of scholarly work and achievements: two professional letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Documentation of professional nursing licensure, CRNP license (if applicable) and specialty certification (if applicable) within the United States

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


At this time, this program is ONLY available for residents of:  Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.