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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Improve health outcomes through leadership in the nursing field.

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

Limited-Time Offer: $3,000 grant for eligible students
Next Start Date: September 25th, 2017
Transfer Credits: Up to 23 credits

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Courses, Admissions, and Financial Aid

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More about our DNP program

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.

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

A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into this 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.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this 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.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

CCNEWalden University’s DNP, MSN, 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?

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“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