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


  • Master’s degree: A master's in nursing from an accredited program
  • Graduate GPA: A minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 Statistics course: An undergraduate or graduate course in statistics
  • RN licensure: Current RN licensure in your state or location of residence
  • Work experience: A minimum of two years (4,000 hours) of work as a registered nurse or nurse practitioner
  • Written statement
  • Recommendations
  • Writing sample
  • Interview
  • Acute-Care emphasis: 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.

Special Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges