Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-Master’s)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Program Details

The Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville allows students to advance in their specialty practice by engaging in transformative educational experiences. DNP graduates are prepared to serve as leaders in the healthcare field.

Educational strategies in this online nurse practitioner program focus on developing meaningful relationships and scholarship competencies necessary for the highest level of nursing practice. Students learn how to design new models of care, use evidence to improve practice, evaluate outcomes, and identify healthcare needs of patients.

Coursework covers topics such as:

  • Healthcare informatics
  • Ethics studies for advanced nursing practice
  • Leadership and health policy for advanced nursing practice
  • Theory guided practice

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Requires two 3-day immersion experiences on campus
  • Must have a Master of Science in Nursing as an advanced practice nurse or Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a master's degree appropriate to their advance nursing practice role
  • Must have completed a graduate-level statistics course with grade B or better within 6 years
  • Submit proof of current, unencumbered RN licensure