Doctor of Nursing Practice / Post-Master’s
University of Arizona

Program Details

This general Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is designed to build on the knowledge and experience gained in a MSN program. Nurses certified as nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, or with experience in nursing informatics can obtain the DNP designation in their area of specialty

Coursework examines areas including nursing practice, healthcare policy, leadership, and quality improvement. Nurses gain an understanding of population health issues in addition to individual health issues. This online nurse practitioner degree is available in both part-time and full-time options to fit students’ schedules.

Core classes explore a variety of healthcare topics, including:

  • Philosophy and theory for the DNP
  • Health policy and economics
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Interprofessional collaboration in healthcare teams
  • Healthcare informatics

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires one on-campus intensive
  • Must have a Master of Science in Nursing degree, RN licensure, and advanced practice national certification

Restricted States

Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, US Territories