DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice


The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a credential that will take your career to the next step and make you a leader in the nursing profession. Whether you are already a nurse practitioner or advanced practice nurse, or want to become a nurse practitioner, we have degree paths to accommodate you. Our online DNP program delivers the outstanding curriculum our nursing school is known for, with added convenience of working at your own pace.

As a practice-oriented degree, your coursework will focus on addressing the issues and needs of diverse client populations and healthcare systems through evidence-based practices. When you earn your degree, you’ll be set for an advanced practice role as a family nurse practitioner, and eligible to sit for national certification if not already certified.

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