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Arkansas State University – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)2019-07-26T18:08:34+00:00

Arkansas State University – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program Overview

According to Arkansas State University:

“The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is offered online as a post-master’s nursing degree for those with a current advanced practice nursing license (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist). The practice-focused doctoral program prepares nursing leaders for the highest level of clinical nursing practice. The DNP curricula builds on traditional master’s programs with education in evidenced-based practice, advanced clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills to design and implement programs of care delivery, which significantly impact health care outcomes and have the potential to transform health care delivery. Graduates with this terminal practice degree will be prepared for roles in direct care or indirect, systems-focused care.”

At a Glance

Total credit hours 41
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive
  • Three (3) clinical internships (540 hours)
  • On-campus immersion experience prior to the start of each semester
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time
Time to complete 2.5 years
Admission requirements According to Arkansas State University, to be eligible for admission to the DNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • A master’s degree in nursing from a CCNE, COA or NLNAC accredited program.
  • A minimum graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  • A current unencumbered APN license in the USA with national specialty certification as appropriate.
  • Successfully completed a graduate-level statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of “B” or above.
  • Submit curriculum vitae/have at least one year experience (2,000 hours) as an APN prior to application to the DNP program verified by employer.
  • An essay of no more than 450 words, to discuss DNP career goals.
  • Three work reference forms/
  • Satisfactory criminal background check through the School of Nursing
  • For primary language other than English TOEFL score of 83 on the preferred internet-based test, (IBT), 570 on the paper-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test.

Note: Applicants can transfer no more than six (6) credit hours toward degree requirements. Transfer work is evaluated on an individual basis.