Ph. D. Online

Nursing Practice

A.T. Still University

18 months
800 USD/credit 17600 USD/year
800 USD/credit 17600 USD/year
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Make a difference in the future of healthcare and nursing. Earn your graduate degree in Nursing Practice at A.T. Still University, College of Graduate Health Studies.


The Nursing Practice at A.T. Still University, College of Graduate Health Studies is a learner-centered, achievable, online degree program. If you already have a master of science in nursing (MSN) or have earned ATSU’s MSN, this is your entry point to ATSU’s unique graduate nursing pathway (GNP). You will have the freedom to work at your own pace from a minimum of one course per term.

Focusing on the concepts of strategic organizational leadership, the DNP program educates the professional nurse in the translation of evidence-based practice results into a variety of employment and practice settings. 


Potential career advancement opportunities are boundless with a DNP from A.T. Still University:

  • Chief operating officer, president, or vice president of a healthcare system
  • Chief nursing officer or assistant chief nursing officer of a healthcare facility
  • Clinical researcher
  • Healthcare insurance or association administrator
  • University administrator or faculty
  • Healthcare consultant
  • Healthcare business owner
  • Health policy director/adviser/consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nursing Inquiry, Evidence-Based Practice, and Change
  • Healthcare Economics and Financial Management 
  • Health Policy, Law, and Advocacy 
  • Quality Improvement and Performance Excellence 
  • Population Health: Program Development and Evaluation
  • Clinical and Theoretical Applications

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


33 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An accredited degree from a university recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (bachelor’s degree for masters programs and a master’s degree for doctoral programs). Applicants who graduated from a university outside the United States may have to provide a degree equivalency evaluation.
  • Official transcript from the qualifying degree-granting institution. For students using VA benefits transcripts for all institutions attended are required.
  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) at the qualifying degree institution.
  • Evidence of a current unencumbered RN license held in the state in which the attainment of applied non-clinical skills hours will occur.
  • A current resume.
  • Completion of a brief essay.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    17600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 18 months.


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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