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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

Next Start Date: November 25, 2019

Limited-Time Offer: Receive up to a $10,000 scholarship if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 25, 2019.

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 advisor 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 an enrollment advisor today by calling 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

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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.
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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