Program:
Nursing

Degree Awarded:
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Length of Program:
Full-time: 6 semesters
Part-time: 10+ semesters

Application Deadlines:
Fall semester: April 1 & July 1
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Lead the Way With Your Doctorate Degree in Nursing Practice

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 residency experience that includes a DNP scholarly project to demonstrate your ability to translate scientific research into evidence-based, client-centered health care practice.

State Authorization & Licensure Information

 

How we prepare
the best

  • 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 2020-21 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Find out more information about costs, tuition, and fees.

Scholarships

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Financial Aid

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Doctoral Program Courses

Cost per Credit Hour
$839


Cost per Semester
$5,344 - Full-time (6 hrs)
$2,672 - Part-time (3 hrs)

Tuition
Doctoral Program Courses$839 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Application Fee for first time students $35/ each
Enrollment Fee for first time students $100/ each
Technology Fee: Online $35 / credit-hour
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $90/ student

Career Overview

Median Salary

$102,000
Payscale.com, 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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