Doctor of Nursing Practice / Post MSN
University of Indianapolis

Program Details

Master’s-prepared nurses can take the next step in their career with the skills and knowledge gained from this online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Graduates will be prepared to combine their nursing knowledge and leadership skills to take on higher levels of responsibility within healthcare systems.

Courses examine advanced nursing practice anchored in scientific theory, research, and caring. Students learn how to lead initiatives to promote disease prevention and population health. Graduates of this online nurse practitioner degree will have the ability to establish, lead, and be an active participant in interprofessional teams focused on improving patient and population health outcomes.

Practicum hours are based in leadership activities, such as:

  • Conducting assessments at a selected community practice
  • Participating in committees
  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating your evidence-based practice project

Learning Pace

Institution-Paced

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Indianapolis is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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)

Applicaton Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Requires attendance at an on-campus orientation/intensive each August
  • Must have a MSN degree from a regionally accredited institution and nursing program accredited by NLNAC, ACEN, CNEA, or CCNE, including completion of a graduate-level statistics course with grade B or better within five years
  • Must have an active, unencumbered RN license
  • APRNs must have successfully completed graduate courses in advanced pharmacotherapeutics, pathophysiology, and health assessment