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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


  • A MSN degree is required

Accreditation & Licensing

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

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


Not authorized for residents of New York.