Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-Master)
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Program Details

For those seeking the highest level of practice in an ever-changing environment, the Doctor of Nursing Practice might be a good fit. This online nurse practitioner doctorate prepares you to lead the way to improved quality, safety, and access of healthcare. Designed with working nurses in mind, classes are offered online with three-day “executive sessions” for in-person instruction twice a semester. 

The curriculum synthesizes the scientific theory and practice expertise to improve quality outcomes and bring care to underserved populations in your area. The curriculum matches the standards of the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Practice Doctorate Nurse Practitioner Entry-Level Competencies. Graduates will employ systems thinking to design, implement, and review evidence-based management practices to improve patient outcomes.

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Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 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)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Must have a valid, unencumbered RN license
  • Requires completion of an accredited MSN degree
  • Requires BLS certification
  • Additional certifications and course prerequisites may be required
  • On-campus requirements include two 3-day trips per semester, over 6 semesters