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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Details

The DNP online program combines online coursework with field experiences in which you work with a qualified mentor to lead change in a local clinical organization. As an online DNP student, you can specialize in Administration, Information Technology, Leadership, or Public Health. You’ll also develop and present a scholarly capstone project exploring a clinical question of your choice. As a whole, this curriculum prepares you for collaborating in the development of future healthcare systems and influencing the next generation of nursing professionals.


  • Completion of a master’s degree in nursing (or be a pending graduate) from an acceptable accredited collegiate institution and a CGPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Official documentation of the actual number of verified clinical hours completed during the master’s program of study
  • Completion of a three semester credit hour undergraduate or graduate course (or equivalent) in statistics with a grade of C (undergraduate)/B (graduate) or better
  • Completion of a three semester credit hour graduate nursing research course (or equivalent) with a grade of B or better
  • Submission of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • A valid unencumbered license as a registered nurse in all U.S. states or territory in which the student is licensed
  • Meet Core Performance Standards for nursing professionals
  • Interview with Chair/Program Director or designated faculty for campus based students
  • Three references
  • An essay (i.e. goal statement) explaining career goals, reasons for your choice of program electives, and reasons to pursue a doctor of nursing practice degree
  • A resume or curriculum vitae describing relevant work, professional, and volunteer experiences

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


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