Doctor of Nursing Practice
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from the University of Alabama in Huntsville provides students with competencies in population-based care, leadership, health policy, health system improvement, research, and evidence-based practice. Graduates of the program possess the knowledge and skills required to:

  • ​Synthesize scientific evidence for the development of clinical interventions for practice
  • ​Evaluate policy, care delivery, and organizational systems for current and future health care needs
  • ​Demonstrate intra and interprofessional collaboration to address health disparities and to improve health care quality across diverse populations and cultures
  • ​Incorporate knowledge of current and emerging health technologies to improve care delivery and organizational systems
  • ​Translate scientific, theoretical, and ethical principles into health care for individuals, families, and populations
  • ​Assume complex leadership roles to advance clinical practice and health care delivery at the organizational and systems level and to improve health outcomes of individuals and populations
  • ​Advocate for social justice, equity, and ethical policies in health care
  • ​Deliver evidence-based care using clinical reasoning and analysis of complex healthcare issues to improve patient outcomes

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Alabama in Huntsville is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Proof of Health Insurance, recent Physical Exam, current TB testing, and titers or shot records of immunizations
  • One required orientation on campus and annual DNP Intensive in Spring semesters
  • Requires a current unencumbered RN licensure