Doctor of Nursing Practice / Health Policy
The George Washington University

Program Details

The George Washington University offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a specialized focus on Health Policy. This unique post-MSN program teaches nurses to become visible nurse leaders positioned to improve quality of care, increase access and control cost for patients and populations, and learn the tools and strategies to craft meaningful policy solutions.

Coursework examines the underpinnings of the political, executive, and judicial processes and the strategies essential to effective regulatory and legislative implementation. Students learn how to contribute to policy making processes at the grassroots, state, and federal levels. Nurses also gain media and communication skills to help influence policy. Graduates of this online nursing degree will have new perspectives on effective advocacy and the ways in which nurses and other healthcare professionals can advance the health of their patients.

The Health Policy DNP includes studies of:

  • The legislative and judicial processes and health policy
  • The regulatory process and health policy
  • Healthcare economics, finance, and reimbursement
  • Healthcare quality improvement
  • Epidemiology and population health

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.3 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • This program requires two visits to campus.

Restricted States

Alabama, Louisiana