Doctor of Nursing Practice
University of Nevada – Reno

Program Details

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice program from the University of Nevada – Reno seeks to prepare nurses for leadership roles in clinical practice, administration, clinical teaching, and clinical research.

Students can tailor the curriculum to their career goals and interests with specialization choices including Nurse Executive, Advanced Practice, Clinical Education, and Health Policy. Online coursework and annual on-campus meetings are combined with a DNP residency and DNP project for a well-rounded education. Graduates have the unique opportunity to act as a leader and advocate for change in healthcare policies to improve patient outcomes and the nursing profession as a whole.

The curriculum includes studies of:

  • Economics of healthcare delivery
  • Healthcare information systems and technology
  • Scientific underpinnings and translational evidence for the DNP
  • Analysis of healthcare organizations

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Nevada – Reno is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Program requires 2-3 day annual on-campus meetings
  • Must have a MS degree with a concentration in nursing from a NLN or CCNE accredited institution
  • Must be licensed at a level consistent with the focus of DNP study and hold national certification in an advanced practice role
  • Provide documentation of clinical and leadership excellence