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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Improve health outcomes through leadership in the nursing field.

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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: November 30, 2020

Transfer Credits: Up to 23 credits

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

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with a Walden Enrollment Specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
Our Enrollment Specialists 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.
CCNEThe baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

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

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ONGOING MILITARY OFFER:

A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, https://www.hlcommission.org/.