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Purdue University Global – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program Overview

According to Purdue University:

“Purdue Global’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to thrive in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. With the shrinking number of primary care providers, the nursing shortage, and the increasing complexity of patient care, the field of nursing needs clinical experts and leaders with the highest level of scientific knowledge and expertise. Busy advanced nurses can complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program online, allowing them to earn a valuable health care credential while continuing to work. A doctorate in nursing degree could open the door to new opportunities for clinical and leadership positions in a variety of roles.”

At this time, residents of the following states may not enroll in the Doctor of Nursing Practice: Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia.

At a Glance

URL https://www.purdueglobal.edu/degree-programs/nursing/online-doctor-of-nursing/
Total credit hours 48-60 credit hours
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation The DNP program at Purdue University Global is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Admission requirements According to Purdue University, to be eligible for admission to the DNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing. International students must graduate from a nursing program that has undergone comparable review per AACN Baccalaureate Essentials criteria and achieve a minimum score of 550 (written) or 100 (online) on the TOEFL.
  • A minimum undergraduate nursing cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale or equivalent “B” average. Note: Applicants not meeting this criterion may be considered for conditional admission status.
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the state in which practice will occur.
  • Evidence of successful completion (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) of an upper-division statistics course (STAT 30100, SOC 38200, SOC 58100, STAT 50100, STAT 51100 or other course deemed comparable by the School of Nursing Admissions Committee) taken within the last five years. Alternately, one may be taken concurrently with the first semester of graduate coursework. Review our math, algebra and statistics tutorials (link to Word document).
  • A personal interview may be requested.
  • Basic computer competency including word processing and use of the internet.
  • Grades in all previous master’s coursework of “B” or better.