The College of Saint Scholastica

1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, MN 55811-4199

Program Details

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
  • ​Advanced nursing practice

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    Program Overview

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    • Delivery Format:
      Mostly Online
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    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
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    • Out of State Rate:
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    • Fees Overview :
      • Student Services Fee (per semester): $99
      • Technology Fee (per semester): $68
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    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
    • International Students Accepted:
    • Accelerated Degree:


    • 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
    • Essay
    • 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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