Degree Awarded:
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Length of Program:
Full-time: 4 semesters
Part-time: 10+ semesters

Application Deadlines:
Fall semester: April 1 & July 18
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Degree Overview

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program provides nurses with expanded knowledge and expertise to provide leadership in an evidence-based practice environment as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). The Post-Graduate option is designed for Graduate degree-prepared, currently licensed and certified nurse practitioners as it builds on the foundation of the advanced practice role.

The DNP curriculum is designed for convenient, flexible online study as well as full- or part-time options. As you progress from course to course, you will: 

  • Solidify your knowledge of patient care through the application of clinical scholarship and integrate nursing sciences and theories to improve health care delivery systems. The program requires a minimum of 300 clinical hours to meet specific DNP competencies.
  • Enhance your leadership and communication skills to lead interprofessional teams in creating innovative solutions for complex health care delivery systems.
  • Apply the principles of disease prevention strategies as well as develop, implement and evaluate health promotion policies to provide better patient outcomes and address gaps in care for population health.

The final requirement of the DNP program consists of a DNP scholarly project to demonstrate your ability to translate scientific research into evidence-based, client-centered health care practice.

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Degree Plan
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How we prepare
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  • Curriculum emphasizing evidence-based practice
  • Interprofessional education focus
  • Application of innovative decision-making skills in health care environments
  • Flexible online format
  • Opportunity to earn a degree in six semesters
  • Full- or part-time study options
  • Ability to select evidence-based practice projects that fit your career goals

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Find out more information about costs, tuition, and fees.


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Doctoral Program Courses

Cost per Credit Hour

Cost per Semester
$5,796 - Full-time (6 hrs)
$2,898 - Part-time (3 hrs)

Doctoral Program Courses$941 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Enrollment Fee for first time students $150/ each
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $124/ student

Career Overview

Median Salary

$102,000, 2019

Job Outlook

The field is projected to grow 26 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

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