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Doctor of Nursing Practice (Online), DNP

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Online
The DNP is a practice-focused degree designed to prepare graduates at the highest level in specialty practice or to assume leadership positions in health care. 
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Graduates of the DNP program focus on providing care to populations and communities with an emphasis on improving quality and access to underserved and diverse populations. Graduates employ abilities and skills in these areas to advocate for reasonable, rational and data driven health regulations, standards, and practices; sustain collaborative and strategic relationships, promote innovative, effective health care programs; and form partnerships with diverse groups to address health disparities.

Entry into the program is available every fall. The DNP curriculum includes the development of a practice or leadership focused project. All courses are offered in a distance accessible format and students develop the scholarly project under the direction of a team, including program faculty, the student, the clinical advisor, the faculty advisor and alumni mentors. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Clinical Data Management and Analysis
  • Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence
  • Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Evidence Based Practice Design and Translation
  • Health Policy and Politics: Implications in Health Care
  • Population Health in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Evidence Based Practice Strategies
  • Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Program Evaluation Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    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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    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A 3.0 grade point average, based on a 4.0 system in a completed graduate degree.
  • Master's degree in nursing in an advanced nursing practice area (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, or nurse anesthetist) from a regionally and CCNE or NLN accredited school of nursing. 
  • Current unencumbered RN licensure in a state approved for admission.
  • Advanced practice national certification or eligibility to sit for advanced practice national certification, and must pass certification exam prior to completing 12 credit hours of DNP coursework. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    394 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 394 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    394 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 394 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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