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Doctor of Nursing Practice
The online DNP degree program from The College of Saint Scholastica is based on The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice curriculum guidelines and reflects a multidisciplinary design incorporating appropriate graduate level courses from other disciplines. Coursework focuses on:
Scientific underpinnings for practice
Organizational and system leadership for quality improvement and systems thinking
Clinical scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice
Information system/technology and patient care technology for the improvement and transformation of health care
Health care policy for advocacy in health care
Inter-professional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes
Clinical prevention and population health for improving the nation's health
A 4-year nursing degree from an accredited program conferred prior to the start of the program
Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
Current, unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the state in which clinicals will occur
One to three years experience as an APRN preferred
All official transcripts
Online courses with on-campus defense of clinical project proposal and final project.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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