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You make a difference as a nurse every day. Are you ready to expand your role as an administrator and leader, to build your expertise into the design and implementation of health care delivery? Our online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)* program can help you advance your skills to reach the highest level in nursing.
Choose the path to earning a DNP that fits you. We’ve designed this doctoral program with two different paths-for registered nurses who have a master’s degree in nursing or for those who have a master’s degree in a field other than nursing.
*The DNP is not designed to prepare advanced practice registered nurses for roles as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, or certified nurse anesthetists.
Lead and shape the future of health care.
Our curriculum incorporates the American Association of Colleges
Nursing Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing
Our integrated approach allows you to work with inspiring mentors
within an organization to solve real-world challenges.
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from, and with others in the industry.
With over 25 years of experience in online doctoral education, we understand the unique needs of doctoral students, and have designed our programs to meet those needs. We've structured our programs to help you reach your goals and obtain critical skills—with our expert faculty, support teams, and online resources to help guide you every step of the way.
Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.
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