As an advanced practice nurse, you have devoted your career to making a difference in your patients’ lives through the field of nursing.

Our CCNE-accredited* online program allows you to build on your knowledge and expertise to:

  • Strengthen your advanced nursing practice.
  • Augment healthcare delivery.
  • Improve patient outcomes.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 33 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 23 credits

 

More about our DNP program

 
  • Career Options

    Walden’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program will prepare you with the knowledge and expertise to strengthen your advanced nursing practice, augment healthcare delivery, and improve patient outcomes.

    Your career options may include a role as a:*

    • Chief nursing officer (CNO)
    • Director of nursing
    • Nurse educator
    • Nurse administrator
    • Manager of informatics
    • Clinical instructor
     

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Curriculum

    In this program, you will be prepared to:

    • Improve health outcomes through leadership in the nursing field.
    • Guide your advanced nursing practice by analyzing current research in the nursing field.
    • Develop a foundation for lifelong learning in the nursing field by taking a leadership role in professional organizations.
    • Advocate for the advancement of nursing and healthcare policy.

     

    The DNP program’s coursework covers a range of topics, including:

    • Healthcare policy and advocacy
    • Quality improvement
    • Evidence-based practice
    • Information systems/technology
    • Advanced nursing practice
    • Organizational and systems leadership
  • Entry Requirements

    A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into the DNP program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the DNP program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

  • Accreditations*

    Walden's DNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE).** CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.

    **Walden University’s DNPMSN, and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.

Why earn your DNP at Walden?

 
  • Intradisciplinary Experience

    Learn from experienced professionals and take classes with PhD in Nursing students.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Transfer Practicum Hours

    Transfer up to 424 hours from your master's program.

Testimonials

 
 
 

“It seemed like each class I was taking covered an issue I encountered at work. What I learned in the classroom, I immediately applied to my work."

James McDaniel | MSN Graduate and DNP Student