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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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- 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