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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from The University of Texas at Tyler provides students with a convenient pathway to becoming agents of change who influence the future of healthcare. The curriculum allows students to:

  • ​Design and implement scholarly projects that contribute to the to the improvement of healthcare and foster implementation of evidence-based research
  • ​Focus on ensuring healthy communities through service learning activities such as statewide disaster planning and involvement in the Cancer Foundation for Life, March of Dimes, and other events
  • ​Understand how to incorporate research findings into the development of policies pertinent to nursing and health, both nationally and internationally
  • ​Undertake meaningful quality improvement and change projects leading to the completion of the DNP Scholarly Project 


  • A master's degree from a college or university approved by a recognized national accrediting body.
  • A 3-5 page paper linking professional goals to an evidence-based approach to healthcare issues emphasized in this program.
  • Show proof of current license to practice professional nursing.
  • Satisfactory references from three professional and/or academic colleagues.
  • Official Transcripts.
  • Participate in on-campus, week-long summer orientation and returning-student workshops and then complete the remainder of the program online with occasional on-campus intensives.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges