Doctor of Nursing Practice
Walden University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Walden University enables students to improve systems of care with outcome-focused metrics based on nursing research. The program is CCNE accredited and combines advanced healthcare knowledge with strong leadership skills.

This DNP program prepares nurses to influence patient outcomes through top-level positions in administration, management, research, and policymaking. The curriculum includes studies of transforming healthcare through technology, epidemiology and population health, healthcare policy and advocacy, and best practices in nursing specialties. This program is designed for RNs with a master’s degree in nursing and an area of advanced nursing practice.

Careers available to graduates include:

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Nurse administrator
  • Clinical research director
  • RN ethics and compliance officer
  • Research center director or manager
  • Clinical teacher

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University 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)

Restricted States

Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Wisconsin