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As a nurse dedicated to your patients and the field, you have the potential to play a larger role in the transformation of healthcare. Turn your passion into positive, tangible impact with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Walden.
Next Start Date: November 29, 2021
Transfer Credits: Up to 23 credits
Accreditation: CCNE Accredited for 10-Year Maximum
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A Personalized Guide to Completing Your Doctorate
Earning your online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) requires commitment, perseverance, and hard work. You can do it, and Walden is here to help—with our Doctoral Degree Coach™.
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:*
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
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In this program, you will be prepared to:
The DNP program’s coursework covers a range of topics, including:
Program Admission Considerations (BSN-DNP track): You must have a current, active RN license, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent from an accredited school and meet the general admission requirements.
Program Admission Considerations (MSN-DNP track): You must have a current, active RN license, a Master of Science in Nursing or equivalent from an accredited school and meet the general admission requirements.
Choose the BSN to DNP track if you are a registered nurse (RN) and have earned your bachelor’s in nursing degree. Choose the MSN to DNP track if you are a registered nurse (RN) and have earned your master’s in nursing degree.
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.
“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."
Note on licensure:
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Core Program and DNP Executive Leadership specialization are not licensure programs and will not prepare students as nurse practitioners.
Note on licensure:
Walden’s DNP nurse practitioner specializations are designed to academically prepare graduates with an active registered nurse (RN) license to practice in the U.S. as nurse practitioners. However, each state has its own academic preparation and authority to practice requirements and issues its own license for an RN to be permitted to practice as a nurse practitioner in that state.
Enrollment Restrictions by State
Walden currently cannot enroll residents of the following states/districts into any DNP Nurse Practitioner specializations: Arizona, District of Columbia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
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/.