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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Details

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is an online doctoral degree program with a specialty area in Systems-Level Leadership that can be completed in 18 months. The program prepares students to lead healthcare organizations.

Program Highlights:

  • All courses are offered online
  • Access to courses 24/7
  • Four terms per year
  • No physical campus visits required
  • Program can be completed in 18 months
  • Up to 9 doctoral level credits may be transferred toward the DNP
  • High-quality, affordable DNP program


  • MSN degree from a regionally accredited institution and a nationally accredited school of nursing. (CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN) OR BSN degree from a nationally accredited school of nursing and Master's degree in a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the MSN program. 
  • Two current professional letters of recommendation.
  • Well-written statement of background and goals. 
  • Essay. 
  • Relevant professional work experience recommended. 
  • Current valid unencumbered RN license in the United States.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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