Walden University

100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from Walden University builds upon students' existing knowledge and expertise, covering a range of topics including healthcare policy and advocacy, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, information/systems technology, advanced nursing practice, and organizational and system leadership. Graduates are able to:

  • ​Translate research findings to direct evidence-based nursing practice
  • Develop organizational system changes for quality improvement in healthcare delivery in response to local and/or global community needs
  • ​Apply optimal utilization of healthcare information technology across healthcare settings
  • ​Advocate for the advancement of nursing and healthcare policy through sharing of science-based knowledge with healthcare policy-makers
  • ​Demonstrate leadership to facilitate collaborative teams for improving patient and population health outcomes
  • Utilize advanced nursing practice knowledge to implement methodologies to improve population health outcomes
  • ​Establish a foundation for lifelong learning for continual elevation of contributions to the field of nursing through active involvement in professional organizations and/or other professional bodies

Program Overview:

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  • Delivery Format:
    100% Online
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  • Tuition Basis :
    Per Quarter Credit
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  • Out of State Rate:
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  • Fees Overview :
    • Technology Fee (per quarter): $135
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  • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
  • International Students Accepted:
  • Accelerated Degree:


  • A MSN degree is required

Accreditation & Licensing

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

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)



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