Doctor of Nursing Practice
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is practice-focused, preparing advanced practice nurses for the highest level of clinical nursing practice. Students develop clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills to design and implement programs of care delivery that will significantly impact health care outcomes and transform health care delivery. Graduates of this program are equipped for roles in direct care or indirect, systems-focused care. 


  • Applicants must hold a Master’s Degree from a professionally accredited program with an advance practice focus (Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Midwifery, or Anesthesia) with a minimum GPA of 3.20 (4.00 scale) to be considered for admission. 
  • Applicants must have completed (within 5 years), or be in the process of completing an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of B or better prior to the start of the program. 
  • Official transcripts from all and any schools attended (regardless of how long ago it may have been) 
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Submit the names and email addresses from 3 different people who are willing to submit a reference for you that are knowledgeable about your academic experience and potential for graduate study in nursing
  • Personal Statement
  • Upload 2 Original Works: Select and submit 2 original works that reflect your scholarship and writing ability. 
  • Nursing RN License: Submit evidence of your current RN license from the United States (must include license number)

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission