Doctorate of Nursing Practice
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs builds upon students' previous education and experience to prepare them for leadership roles in nursing. Graduates of the program are able to:

  • ​Use translation science, theoretical frameworks, and scientific methods to describe, develop, implement, and evaluate health care practice to create new models of care to improve health care outcomes
  • ​Provide leadership to strategically transform the healthcare system; creating ethical, cost-effective, safe, culturally competent, evidence based, patient-centered care
  • ​Participate as practice scholars to analyze, create, implement, and evaluate how adjustments to healthcare systems can foster safe, effective, efficient, equitable, patient-centered outcomes
  • ​Demonstrate independent reflective practice skills in complex evidence-based settings using systems thinking and clinical reasoning to provide care to individuals, families, communities, and populations
  • ​Collaborate on inter-professional teams to create safe, effective health care systems that promote health and improve population outcomes
  • ​Participate in the critical analysis and translation of knowledge into the practice setting and the construction of policies that decrease health disparities, increase access to care, honor cultural differences, and promote social justice and equality for all people
  • ​Critically analyze data, technology, and information systems to determine how best to incorporate this knowledge to improve patient outcomes, healthcare programming, and healthcare systems

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Master of Science in Nursing required from an a CCNE or NLN accredited program
  • Must have NP or CNS National Certification and RN licensure
  • Prerequisites include graduate-level courses in nursing theory, research, and policy.

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, US Territories, International