Doctor of Nursing Practice
The College of Saint Scholastica

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


  • 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.

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission