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Clear your path to advanced and executive roles in today’s evidence-based practice environment through this Nursing Practice (DNP) program from Catholic University of America, one of the top nursing schools in America.


Advanced practice nurse leaders are needed from the patient room to the boardroom. The Nursing Practice (DNP) program from Catholic University of America was ranked #26 among the Best Nursing Schools for a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree by U.S. News & World Report, 2017.

Key Features 

  • The American Association of Colleges of Nursing identifies the D.N.P. as a credential that shows proof of the ability to handle increasingly complex nursing responsibilities in practice, education, and leadership roles, as well as to enhance patient outcomes. 
  • With the CCNE* -accredited, practice-based DNP curriculum, you will be positioned to fill a growing need for expert clinical practitioners and administrators now and in the years to come.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Emerging issues in health care and challenges in nursing
  • Standards of practice and health care ethics
  • Principles of epidemiology
  • Public and private financing in health care
  • Clinical research
  • Health care biostatistics
  • Population-based health care management
  • Leadership in nursing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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37 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed graduate nursing application
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study that provide evidence of academic ability to complete the program and do original research. 
  • Three letters of reference
  • A written statement of career goals and proposed area of research.
  • A copy of a recent scholarly paper, research report or publication related to clinical nursing
  • International applicants should attach copies of all grade reports, certificates, and transcripts at the time of application in both the original language and in English translation

Tuition Fee


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Nursing Practice (DNP)
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