Doctor of Nursing Practice (without APRN-NP)
Washburn University

Program Details

Master’s-prepared nurses who are not licensed as an APRN-NP in their state can pursue this online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree track. The program from Washburn University has a unique focus on entrepreneurship as the first DNP in the country to offer enrollment in MBA courses as part of the curriculum. Nurses graduate with advanced skills in both nursing and business management.

Coursework prepares students with the clinical, organizational, and leadership skills necessary  to advance nursing practice and improve patient outcomes. Students can pursue a Family Nurse Practitioner track or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track, both of which are eligible to lead to national certification.

Classes cover a range of topics, including:

  • Population health
  • Emerging concepts in informatics
  • Healthcare economics
  • Doctoral leadership
  • Entrepreneurship

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Washburn University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Must have a MSN degree and unencumbered RN license

Restricted States

Arkansas, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington