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Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from West Virginia University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to evaluate the most up-to-date research, determine how to use outcomes in daily practice, implement new methods of treatment and health care delivery, and improve patient health. Courses explore topics such as:

  • ​Population Health Promotion
  • ​Healthcare Leadership
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Health Care Informatics
  • ​Health Policy/Resource Management
  • ​Health Care Issues


  • Master of Science degree in nursing from a nationally-accredited nursing program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Current, unrestricted RN license in at least one state
  • Advanced practice certification from a recognized national accreditation body from this approved list
  • The following prerequisites course equivalents to WVU: Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (for prescribers), Advanced Health Assessment, Research Process
  • Three letters of reference
  • Current CV
  • Official Transcripts

Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education