Doctorate On Campus

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Valparaiso University

36 months
715 USD/credit 6435 USD/year
715 USD/credit 6435 USD/year
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The practice doctorate is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice. The Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum at the Valparaiso University builds on the baccalaureate program by providing clinical preparation as an advance practice nurse, education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems thinking among other key areas.


The programme

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates at the Valparaiso University will likely seek practice leadership roles such as advanced practice nurses, managers of quality initiatives, executives in health care organizations, directors of clinical programs, and faculty responsible for clinical program delivery and clinical teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology
  • Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Organizational & Systems Leadership in Healthcare
  • Business & Legal Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Evidence-based Practice for Advanced Practice Nurses

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




27 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Post MSN-DNP application form;
  • A MSN degree from an accredited university with a grade point average of at least 3.25;
  • Unencumbered RN license in the State in which clinical course work hours will be completed;
  • Copy of all registered nurse licenses;
  • Certification as an advance practice nurse;
  • Copy of current APN certification for advanced practice nursing specialty

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6435 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 715 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    6435 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 715 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Valparaiso

1223 - 1978 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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