Online Doctorates in Nursing (DNP)

Online Doctorate Programs Found:

ARWU Rank:
 26
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Duke University
Established: 1838
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: 3-day on-campus orientation and executive on-campus sessions (2-3 days per session; February, June, October).
Duke's DNP program accommodates advanced practice nurses looking for a practical and convenient alternative to typical on-campus degree programs. The curriculum includes a comprehensive 3-day on-campus orientation where you’ll meet your fellow students and establish ongoing contact with faculty mentors. All academic courses in the DNP degree program are offered using distance-based technology and are also structured to include executive on-campus sessions (2-3 days per session; February, June, October)
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.4+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $12,488 per semester
Out-of-State: $12,488 per semester
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Adult Health/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
This specialization of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares students to lead and guide the management of complex health conditions, working with nurses and organizations to provide care to adults and elders in a variety of settings. Each program of study is individualized though clinical placements and assignments to match the student’s interests. Students have the opportunity to specialize in a subspecialty area such as cardiology, critical care, or palliative care.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Adult Health/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
The Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner specialty of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares registered nurses to provide holistic team-based care for adults and older adults. Graduates from the doctor of nursing program in this specialty are not only prepared to independently manage primary care needs of adults and older adults, but are also prepared to be leaders in health systems with a firm grounding in evidence-based practice and system change.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Family Nurse Practitioner DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
The Family Nurse Practitioner specialty of the DNP program prepares nurse leaders for health promotion and the clinical management of health conditions in individuals across the lifespan within the context of their families and environment.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Health Innovation and Leadership DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester.
The Health Innovation and Leadership specialty prepares nurses to be full interprofessional partners, to create innovative healing environments, and to transform health care systems locally, nationally, and internationally. Roles range from leading in formal executive positions to leadership at point-of-care delivery, from acute care to community care, and from leading individual quality and safety programs to national and international health care initiatives.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Integrative Health and Healing DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. In addition, students come to campus two to six days each semester for additional activities and coursework.
The Integrative Health and Healing specialty prepares graduates to work with individuals, families, communities, and health systems in developing integrative approaches to health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management. An integrative approach includes engaging the patient as an informed and empowered partner, personalizing care, and using all appropriate, evidence-based therapeutic approaches.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nurse Anesthesia DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. Expected to be on campus for course work one to two days each week.
The Nurse Anesthesia specialty prepares students to practice as certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) at the highest level of clinical practice. This fast-paced program leads to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and national certification examination eligibility. Graduates possess expertise in a wide variety of general and regional anesthesia techniques, and are prepared to provide leadership in the practice setting.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nurse-Midwifery DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
Nurse-midwives provide expert health care to women of all ages including primary care; prenatal, labor, and birth care; gynecologic care; and care to newborns. Midwives provide women-centered and culturally sensitive care—recognizing the normal transitions in women’s lives, including a physiologic approach to pregnancy and birth in all practice settings.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Informatics DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester.
A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with an informatics specialty prepares nurses to lead the selection, implementation, and optimization of information systems to support nursing and interprofessional care, as well as ensure patient access to essential health information.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
The Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist is a clinical expert in pediatric nursing who, in addition to providing direct care, serves as a leader in education, research, quality improvement, outcome monitoring, and consultation with other nurses. They provide care to children and adolescents and their families within the context of family, community, and the health care system.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty prepares pediatric nurses to care for children and improve systems of care for children and their families. The care of individuals and families from diverse backgrounds is emphasized, with a strong focus on caring for those who have chronic illnesses or disabilities. Students learn to provide comprehensive pediatric assessments and management of health and illness issues.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus once each semester for a four-day session.
The post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for nurses who already hold a master’s degree in a nursing specialty from a fully accredited institution and want to take the next step. Graduates of the DNP program are prepared to create and lead new models of care delivery for communities locally, across the nation, and around the world. Students will be equipped to evaluate systems, utilize research, and lead changes in protocol, practice, and health care policies in a range of systems and settings.
Length: 3 semesters
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty prepares students for independent clinical practice to treat psychiatric disorders and mental health problems of people across the lifespan. Students learn to diagnose disorders and provide holistic treatment and lifestyle management, including pharmacological interventions, complementary and alternative therapies, and individual, group, and family psychotherapies that promote mental health and reduce disability.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 34
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established: 1851
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner DNP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to come to campus for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday) each semester. More in the second year.
This specialty prepares nurses to provide advanced practice care to women throughout their lifespan and encompasses the unique needs, challenges, and life transitions in women’s lives. Students gain expertise in educating women on prevention and health, as well as diagnosing, managing, and treating common and complex prenatal and reproductive health conditions.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $973.75 per credit
Out-of-State: $973.75 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 68
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Campus
Established: 1787
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
Advanced practice nurses practicing in today’s healthcare environment require complex clinical skills and sophisticated knowledge of the evidence-base for practice. Graduates of the DNP will be able to affect the healthcare delivery system by evaluating the evidence base for nursing practice, becoming leaders in the clinical arenas, establishing standards and policies, and meeting the needs of today’s diverse healthcare systems.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $1,064 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,064 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 68
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Campus
Established: 1787
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
DNP in Health Systems Executive Leadership (HSEL)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The intention of this joint degree program is to enable students who are in the process of acquiring professional training as health care executive leaders to obtain simultaneously a substantial knowledge of public and nonprofit management tools and techniques that will be useful to them in their careers leading healthcare organizations.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $1,064 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,064 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 80
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The Ohio State University - Columbus
Established: 1870
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: One required on-campus orientation session.
The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offers doctoral preparation to nurses whose career emphasis is in direct clinical nursing practice or transformative leadership as a nurse executive. Ohio State's DNP program offers two track options to students: the DNP Clinical Expert doctorate and the DNP Nurse Executive doctorate. The core classes are common for both options with additional specialty courses and electives for each track.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 85
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Established: 1855
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to attend in-person intensive sessions.
The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a professional, practice-focused doctoral degree designed to prepare highly qualified advanced practice nurses to be leaders and deliver expert nursing care and ultimately improve health care outcomes. This degree is designed for you if you are a nurse who plans to continue in a practice role, and you have already received a bachelor's or master's degree with a major in nursing.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $853 per credit
Out-of-State: $853 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 88
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Florida
Established: 1853
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Requires supervised experiences with clinical preceptors in a variety of practice settings in the state of Florida.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is a practice-focused doctorate designed to prepare expert nurses in specialized advanced practice roles. The focus of DNP program is on innovative and evidence-based practice. The DNP prepares advanced practice nurses with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in today’s and tomorrow’s complex health care environment. This degree provides the advanced practice nurse with an educational background comparable to health care practitioners in other fields.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 99
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Arizona
Established: 1885
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing (DNP) - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: May be required to travel to another city or state to complete your clinical management course requirements.
Students in the DNP Program, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) specialty receive a broad foundation of educational preparation in advanced nursing practice to provide care for acutely ill adults with multiple, complex problems and their families. Practice-focused doctoral programs are centered upon professional practice that is innovative and evidence-based, reflecting the application and implementation of credible research findings.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $975 per unit
Out-of-State: $975 per unit
ARWU Rank:
 99
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Arizona
Established: 1885
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing (DNP) - Family Nurse Practitioner
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: May be required to travel to another city or state to complete your clinical management course requirements.
Students in the DNP Program, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialty receive a broad foundation of educational preparation in advanced nursing practice with families across the life span. Practice-focused doctoral programs are centered upon professional practice that is innovative and evidence-based, reflecting the application and implementation of credible research findings. The Nursing (DNP) - Family Nurse Practitioner program is intended for Registered Nurses with a BSN or MSN degree.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $975 per unit
Out-of-State: $975 per unit
ARWU Rank:
 99
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Arizona
Established: 1885
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required to attend RISE: Resident Intensive Summer Experience, in Tucson, AZ on an annual basis.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is similar to other practice doctorates such as the MD, JD, and PharmD. Graduates of the DNP program are prepared as advanced practice nurses. Applicants may enter the program as a post-BSN student or a post-master’s (in nursing) student. Part-time and full-time options are available. The DNP program is offered online. The General option is reserved for students with prior certification as a Nurse Practitioner who wish to obtain the DNP without seeking a new practice specialty.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $975 per unit
Out-of-State: $975 per unit
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Emory University
Established: 1836
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Engaging sessions on select Saturdays throughout the year.
Earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Emory University is a unique experience. Students benefit from a tight-knit community with meaningful interactions with faculty and classmates alike. The leadership-focused curriculum prepares students to become visionary nurse leaders who will transform all facets of health care delivery from the bedside to the boardroom in hospitals, corporations, private practices, government, and educational settings.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State:  $1500 per credit
Out-of-State:  $1500 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Indiana University Bloomington
Established: 1820
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Practice, D.N.P.
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: 11 days of on-campus intensive immersion experiences across the five semesters of the program.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice is designed for nurses involved in any advanced-practice role, including-but not limited to-clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, public health practitioner, nurse executive, nurse informatician, nurse educator, and health policy analyst.
Length: 5 semesters
Required GPA: 3.3+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 101-150
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Michigan State University
Established: 1855
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Intensive 3-4 day on-campus session at the beginning of each semester.
The MSU College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) curriculum prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to provide clinical, organizational and systems’ leadership at the highest level.
Length: 2 to 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 151-200
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Delaware
Established: 1743
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Periodic on-campus requirements.
Prepares graduates to perform at the highest level of advanced nursing practice. The foundation for practice expertise with a population health focus will enable the graduate to plan and lead evidence-based interventions, quality improvement strategies and health policy changes that address patient safety, promote patient-centered care, and reduce health disparities among diverse groups. Three concentrations are available in a hybrid online and on-campus format: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $995 per credit
Out-of-State: $995 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 151-200
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Iowa
Established: 1847
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: The vast majority of the courses are offered online; however, there are some where on site is required.
The Health Systems program at the University of Iowa College of Nursing prepares the next generation of nurse leaders by providing the knowledge and skillsets needed to excel in quality improvement, evidence-based management practices, and systems management. As one of the college’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs, Health Systems is intertwined with Nursing Administration & Leadership and the curriculum is taught by faculty who are national leaders in clinical education and evidence-based practice.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $1,190.25 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,190.25 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 151-200
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Established: 1863
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Experiential learning through clinical internships to be arranged in your area.
The UMass Amherst Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, introduced in 2006, was one of the first online DNP programs in the country, and has since won a number of national and regional awards for excellence in online education.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $750 per credit
Out-of-State: $750 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Drexel University
Established: 1891
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
Drexel's accredited 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. 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.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $953 per credit
Out-of-State: $953 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Medical University of South Carolina
Established: 1824
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Some courses require a visit to campus. Each of these visits are 2-3 days and students are given 90 days notice of exact dates.
The DNP program is a practice-focused doctoral program in nursing that awards both the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and the terminal professional degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) upon graduation. Graduates will be employed in primary care settings, hospitals, public health agencies, and schools of nursing. The purpose of the program is to prepare graduates who will practice nursing at the highest clinical level.
Length: 2 to 4 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $835 per credit
Out-of-State: $985 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Established: 1966
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required periodic on-campus intensives.
Doctor of Nursing Practice is the terminal clinical degree that prepares advanced practice nurses with the knowledge and skills to lead population health and health system change.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.2+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $555 per credit
Out-of-State: $555 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Kansas
Established: 1865
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Attendance on campus at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City is required.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at the KU School of Nursing offers a flexible learning environment to prepare nurses at the highest level of practice. The DNP curriculum provides sophisticated, cutting-edge experiences that help nurses actively engage in a complex, dynamic and demanding health care field. Skills in collaboration, innovation and evaluation, complemented by advanced practice nursing skills, will prepare nurses to shape the future of health care.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.5+ undergrad, 3.25+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $404.85 per credit
Out-of-State: $404.85 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Established: 1807
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Majority of specialty courses meet on campus. All on campus/face-to-face courses are held one day per week.
The DNP program prepares elite nursing professionals to lead in today's increasingly complex health care system, applying evolving best practices to make dramatic improvements in patient care.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: On-campus visit is required for five days during the summer before course work begins for orientation to the DNP program. Additional campus visits will be required throughout the program, approximately once per year.
A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career in gerontology. If you want to become a clinical expert in advanced nursing, empower other nurses, and effect system wide improvements in care, this may be the degree for you.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: 3.3+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $444.60 per credit
Out-of-State: $444.60 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: On-campus visit is required for five days during the summer before course work begins for orientation to the DNP program. Additional campus visits will be required throughout the program.
A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career in family nursing. If you want to promote good health, prevent injury and disease, and manage chronic illnesses, this could be the program for you.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: 3.3+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $444.60 per credit
Out-of-State: $444.60 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: On-campus visit is required for five days during the summer before course work begins for orientation to the DNP program. An additional campus visit will be required at the end of the program.
A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career as a nurse leader. If you want to deliver innovative care, provide quality outcomes and lead change, this program could be for you.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.5+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $444.60 per credit
Out-of-State: $444.60 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Established: 1839
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: On-campus visit is required for five days during the summer before course work begins for orientation to the DNP program. Additional campus visits will be required throughout the program.
A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career in pediatrics. If you want to provide comprehensive health care from birth through young adulthood in primary or specialty settings, this could be the program for you.
Length: 3 to 6 years
Required GPA: 3.3+ undergrad, 3.5+ grad.
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $444.60 per credit
Out-of-State: $444.60 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Established: 1794
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Two coordinated on-site face-to-face course sessions per term.
The DNP program prepares students to influence health care outcomes for individuals and patient populations by using evidence-based practice, evaluating and implementing health policy, developing new and innovative clinical systems, and becoming leaders in nursing. In the past, advancing your nursing education to the doctoral level meant a career path in education or research. Today, due to the complexity of health care, doctorally prepared nurses are becoming increasingly important in clinical practice. By combining advanced practice nursing skills, appraisal and application of research, and leadership competence, you are empowered to become a more efficient and effective practitioner. DNP clinical experts collaborate with other professionals to make a positive impact in their community and in health care.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.3+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $615 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,626 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Established: 1837
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice, DNAP
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The mission of the Department of Nurse Anesthesia is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as part of an interprofessional team to serve the public through the delivery of safe, cost-efficient, quality anesthesia services and to develop leaders and scholars who will advance the specialty of nurse anesthesia through research, scholarship and public service. The department achieves this mission by establishing an environment that values excellence, stimulates creativity and recognizes achievement. The overall objective of the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program is to prepare graduates who have acquired knowledge, skills and competencies in patient safety, perianesthetic management, critical thinking and communication to fulfill their professional responsibility as certified nurse anesthetists.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $522.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,112.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Established: 1837
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Students will come to VCU three times per year at the beginning of each semester, generally for 2-3 days at a time.
The DNP degree is the highest practice degree in nursing. With the increasing complexity of health care and the nationwide demand for more doctorally prepared nurses, our program will increase the number of expert practitioners prepared to translate research into evidence-based practice. Our graduates also will be prepared to lead teams of health care professionals in a wide variety of settings to improve patient outcomes. Our DNP program emphasizes patient safety and quality improvement, leadership, health policy, and organizational systems. With an online format geared toward the working nurse, students will come to VCU three times per year at the beginning of each semester, generally for 2-3 days at a time.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $522.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,112.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Saint Louis University
Established: 1818
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing, D.N.P.
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: B.S.N. to D.N.P. students will visit campus four times and M.S.N. to D.N.P. students will come twice.
The D.N.P. is a practice-focused doctoral degree that educates nurses to become expert clinicians, leaders in health policy and catalysts for improved health care delivery within an interprofessional environment. This online program is available to students who possess a master's degree in an advanced practice area such as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $52,880 per year
Out-of-State: $52,880 per year
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The George Washington University
Established: 1821
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required residency for a five-day primary care seminar, also for a two- to three-day project presentation at the end of year 3, as well as required residency for a final skill assessment.
This program option provides the theoretical and practical foundations necessary for nurses to become advanced practice nurses, specifically in working with adolescent (ages 13 and older) and adult patients. As the United States population ages, adult-gerontology is an expanding area that offers abundant opportunities in palliative care, home health, long-term care, assisted living and others. Students who complete this program option will be eligible to sit for the ANCC and AANP certification exams.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: "3.0+ undergrad, 3.3+ grad. "
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The George Washington University
Established: 1821
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Executive Leadership (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Two- to three-day project presentation at the end of year 3.
This program option is designed for nursing leaders in senior management positions or those with substantial leadership experience. You will focus on intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial approaches to leadership. You will work on experiential projects, often within your organization or community.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: "3.0+ undergrad, 3.3+ grad. "
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The George Washington University
Established: 1821
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required residency for a five-day primary care seminar, also for a two- to three-day project presentation at the end of year 3, as well as required residency for a final skill assessment.
This option prepares registered nurses for leadership in primary care settings treating families and individuals of all ages. This option offers didactic and clinical experiences that prepare you to deliver high-quality, patient-centered primary care. We recommend that you have some clinical experience before starting this program option, but it is not required. Due to the rigorous nature of this program option and the clinical hours required, we strongly recommend that you not work full-time while pursuing this degree.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: "3.0+ undergrad, 3.3+ grad. "
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The George Washington University
Established: 1821
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Health Care Quality (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Two- to three-day project presentation at the end of year 3.
This post-master's DNP option is for nursing professionals who want to become leaders in quality who effect meaningful change in health care settings and health policy. You will learn how to improve the safety and quality of patient care in community-based care delivery settings, health plans, policy agencies, hospitals and other health care facilities.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: "3.0+ undergrad, 3.3+ grad. "
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The George Washington University
Established: 1821
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Two- to three-day project presentation at the end of year 3.
This program option is for nursing professionals interested in improving patient care, affecting health policy and being a nursing leader. This program prepares you to incorporate evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary organizational concepts, policy and research into clinical practice and leadership.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: "3.0+ undergrad, 3.3+ grad. "
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Central Florida
Established: 1963
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Practice D.N.P., Executive Track
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Residency project and clinical residency courses.
The post-master’s Executive Doctor of Nursing Practice track is a dynamic and engaging academic curriculum that prepares the nurse executive for multiple dimensions of administrative responsibilities within varied healthcare environments. The Executive D.N.P. track extends and enhances the knowledge, skill and performance of the healthcare system leaders in a wide variety of clinical and administrative environments. The program prepares nurses at the highest level of practice for the current healthcare environment based on a strong scientific foundation for practice; offers flexibility and emphasis on evidence based practice, leadership and organizational analysis; and provides analytic skills to examine practice innovations involving completion of the residency project during the clinical residency courses.
Length: 9 semesters
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $327.32 per credit
Out-of-State: $694.82 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Central Florida
Established: 1963
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Practice, D.N.P.
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
This post-master’s D.N.P. doctoral program is designed to prepare nurse practitioners, clinical nurse-specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists for leadership roles in specialized areas of advanced nursing practice. This program prepares nurses at the highest level of practice for the current health care environment. Candidates must have a M.S.N. degree with advanced practices.
Length: 5 to 7 semesters
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $327.32 per credit
Out-of-State: $694.82 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Cincinnati
Established: 1819
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Required an on-campus visit every semester, called an intensive.
Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs prepare nurses to use evidence-based practice in patient care delivery. The DNP serves as the terminal, or highest, degree available in nursing practice. Graduates are ready to serve as practice leaders within health systems or academic settings in roles involving organizational and system leadership; development and implementation of health policy; and planning, management, and evaluation of programs for health promotion, risk reduction, and health restoration.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $488.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,127.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Colorado at Denver
Established: 1912
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Requires in-class intensives.
The CU Denver Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online program prepares nurses for the highest level of professional practice. As a CU graduate, you'll be prepared with knowledge and leadership skills needed to improve health and health care by linking clinical practice to theory and evidence.
Length: 2 to 3 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $585.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $1020.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Florida International University
Established: 1972
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at FIU Online focuses on improving healthcare by facilitating a culture of patient safety, evidence-based practice, culturally competent care for diverse patients/populations and by providing the additional skills necessary to develop advanced practice nursing leaders for the future. An online program designed for the busy professional—especially for advanced practice nurses who want to complete their education and earn the highest clinical degree available in nursing.
Length: 6 semesters
Required GPA: 3.25+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $22,222 total
Out-of-State: $22,222 total
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Kent State University
Established: 1910
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
The DNP is the terminal degree for nurses who want to advance their knowledge of nursing practice and gain exceptional leadership and technology skills. There is a growing demand for nurses with advanced leadership and technology skills which enable them to navigate the increasingly complex healthcare environment. There is also an increasing need for nurses who possess advanced knowledge that enables them to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes.
Length: 5 semesters
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $515.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $928.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
New Mexico State University
Established: 1888
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
Practice-focused doctoral nursing programs prepare leaders for the highest level of practice and is the terminal practice degree. Although the coursework for these programs is web-based, *the clinical component consists of over 1000 contact hours*. Anyone interested in pursuing a nurse practitioner doctorate must make certain that they can accommodate the intensive time commitment that these programs require.
Length: N/A
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Rush University
Established: 1972
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Multiple minor residency requirements. Clinical practice sites are located in the Chicago area.
As a Rush-educated Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, you will be prepared to deliver comprehensive primary health care to individuals across the lifespan. Our program also focuses on the importance of population health and social determinants of health. Much of the coursework and clinical experiences are taught and facilitated by practicing faculty in the practitioner-teacher model. This means many program advisors and clinical faculty are practicing nurse practitioners with a vast amount of clinical experience that will enrich your learning. You will be educated to be leaders in your field, with a focus on both clinical excellence as a provider, as well as preparation to lead initiatives to improve health outcomes of patients.
Length: 2.5 to 3.5 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $1066 per credit
Out-of-State: $1066 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Established: 1891
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Requires only one trip to campus each semester for 2-3 days.
Our online program is designed to prepare nurse practitioners with strong clinical competencies, and the skills in science, leadership, and inquiry necessary to transform health care. Our focus is vulnerable populations, specifically people at risk for health disparities due to socioeconomic status, lack of insurance, poor access, age, and/or minority status. UTMB has a long history of commitment to care for vulnerable populations, making this the ideal program for nurse practitioners who are committed to serving those most vulnerable.
Length: 8 semesters
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $14,735 total
Out-of-State: $32,145 total
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of New Hampshire - Durham
Established: 1866
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Two required visits to our Durham, NH campus.
Are you ready to take that next step in your career? Our flexible online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for working advanced practice nursing professionals looking to make a greater impact on the world of healthcare. The low-residency, online DNP program is a post-master's, practice-focused program that prepares leaders in practice. The low residency involves two required visits to campus; one for a 2-3 day intensive residency early in the program and a second to present and defend the DNP Project in the final semester. All courses are offered fully online. The online program admits students into two cohorts per year, in January and August.
Length: 18 to 28 months
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $770 per credit
Out-of-State: $845 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of Wyoming
Established: 1886
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: On-campus intensives.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is the new standard for advanced practice nursing education. The FWWSON has two clinical options: family nurse practitioner (FNP) and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). For master's-prepared FNPs or PMHNPs, the school offers an option for obtaining the DNP degree; however, this option requires that these individuals take the entire post-BSN plan of study, including coursework to prepare them in another population area: FNP or PMHNP.
Length: 3 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 401-500
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
West Virginia University
Established: 1867
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Category:
Healthcare - Nursing (DNP)
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program, offered by the WVU School of Nursing, prepares nurses with the skills and knowledge to evaluate the most up-to-date research, and to determine how to use outcomes in daily practice, implement new methods of treatment and health care delivery, and improve patient health. Graduates will be able to play a leadership role in the development of health care policy. This post-graduate program can be completed with as few as 33 credit hours.
Length: 8 semesters
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $637 per credit
Out-of-State: $1467 per credit