Doctor of Nursing Practice / Nursing Education
Southern Adventist University

Program Details

The online DNP / Nursing Education degree program from Southern Adventist University is a practical alternative to research-focused doctoral programs that prepares nurses and nurse practitioners for leadership roles in advance-practice settings. With an emphasis on advanced clinical practice, research application, and evaluation of practice and care-delivery models, coursework explores topics in:

  • ​Health Promotion
  • ​Technology in Education
  • Nursing Curriculum Design
  • ​Classroom Instruction and Evaluation
  • ​Health Assessment

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Adventist University is accredited by:

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

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License, Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Essay/Writing Sample, Interview

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have a MSN degree and have current RN licensure in your state or location of residence.
  • A minimum of two years (4,000 hours) of work as a registered nurse or nurse practitioner is required.
  • For the Acute-Care emphasis: you must provide verification of your current advanced-practice certification and licensure and documentation of your acute-care skills set.
  • It is an online program, primarily, that includes three short campus visits and may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.