Doctor of Nursing Practice / Population Health
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program Details

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice program from the University of Wisconsin-Madison prepares nurses to become experts in a specialized area of focus. This degree track provides students with the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to work in Population Health.

Students in this online nursing degree learn how to lead population health improvement across healthcare, public health, and community systems. The program emphasizes the values of the nursing profession. Courses explore health determinants, coordinating care across providers and locations, collaborating with other professionals, and advocating for individuals and groups.

The curriculum includes studies of:

  • Critical social theories in population health
  • Healthcare and public policy
  • Data-driven healthcare
  • Health program planning, evaluation, and quality improvement

% Online

100% 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

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

Additional Info

  • Must provide a copy of your current nursing license
  • Program of study is for Post-MS students who have a master’s degree in a specialty track and are certified (or eligible for certification) as advanced practice nurses