Doctor of Nursing Practice
University of Northern Colorado

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from the University of Northern Colorado, designed for practicing MSN / APNs, prepares students as clinical experts with a focus on the critical thinking, leadership, and political policy skills needed to advocate and create changes in healthcare practice at the individual, population, and organizational systems levels. Coursework explores topics such as:

  • Population Centered Health Care
  • Philosophical Underpinnings of Nursing Science
  • ​Design, Methods, and Analysis in Health Care Research
  • ​Leadership in Health Policy
  • ​Healthcare Finance

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Northern Colorado 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

  • Requires three on-campus visits
  • Must have BSN and MSN degrees from accredited nursing programs, with a graduate-level inferential statistical methods course
  • Must have preparation as an Advanced Practice Nurse with documentation of national certification and eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse and APN in the state where you practice
  • Must have a minimum of 500 clinical practicum hours

Restricted States

Alabama, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington