Doctor of Nursing Practice / Post-MSN
University of Central Arkansas

Program Details

The Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice is a practice-focused terminal degree. Graduates will be prepared for the most advanced levels of nursing. This online nurse practitioner degree equips students with the skills and knowledge to generate evidence through practice to guide improvements in healthcare quality, outcomes, and systems.

After completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for national certification. In addition to online coursework, some clinical components are completed through on-campus intensives, and students complete practicum hours in their local area. Students will complete a DNP scholarly project in their final year of study.

Classes examine a range of topics, such as:

  • Statistical methods and data analysis for advanced nursing practice
  • Health policy
  • Philosophical and theoretical foundations for advanced nursing practice
  • Healthcare economics and finance
  • Healthcare informatics

Learning Pace

Institution-Paced

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Clinical courses may require minimal on-campus meetings, and campus intensives may be required periodically during the program. 
  • Applicants must have a master's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program, including a minimum of 280 supervised clinical hours with a preceptor during the program.
  • Applicants must have a current, unencumbered RN license in the state where clinical experiences will take place.