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Nursing Practice (DNP), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) Online
Drexel's online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. 

About

The mission of the DNP program is to prepare individuals to assume leadership roles as executives or practitioners and to apply evidence-based practice to improve individual, family, and community health outcomes. 

Nurses who graduate from Drexel's DNP program are well-equipped to fully implement the science developed by nurse researchers in PhD, DNSc, and other research-focused nursing doctorates.

Upon graduation, you will be able to: 

  • Evaluate patient care delivery approaches to meet the current and anticipated needs of patient populations based on outcomes and scientific findings
  • Translate research into clinical practice and policy to improve care and outcomes
  • Use advanced communication skills - to lead quality improvement and patient safety
  • Use principles of business, finance, economics, and health policy to develop and implement plans to improve the quality of healthcare delivery
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity in patients and providers
  • Evaluate effective strategies for the management of ethical dilemmas that can occur in the course of healthcare delivery

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    46 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Policy and Economics
  • Applied Epidemiology
  • Human Responses to Altered Function in Health and Illness
  • Scientific Foundation of Nursing Knowledge Development
  • Quantitative Methods Clin Nurs
  • Leadership in Organizations and Systems
  • Health Information Technology and Information Systems
  • Qualitative Methods Clin Nurs
  • Doctoral Nursing Practice Clinical Practicum
  • Doctoral Nursing Practice Role Practicum
  • Clinical/Appl Nursing Ethics
  • Translating Evidence into Clinical Practice
  • Capstone Seminar
  • Capstone Advisement
  • Introduction to Biostatistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • A completed application
  • Copies of current RN license, advanced practice nursing licensure and advanced certification documents
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement/essay 
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • Licensure/Certification

Tuition Fee

  • International

    982 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 982 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    982 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 982 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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