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Sacred Heart University – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)2019-07-26T18:19:53+00:00

Sacred Heart University – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program Overview

According to Sacred Heart University:

“Through the program, students obtain a doctoral education focused on practice innovation, and practical clinical research and scholarship that develop your abilities to be a change agent. The curriculum is designed to prepare both the advanced practice nurse who wants to remain in clinical practice and the nurse executive so they can more effectively use evidence-based practice to influence health care outcomes and systems management at multiple levels. The DNP program is well-suited for academically talented nurse practitioners, clinical nurse leaders, midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse executives and educators.”

At a Glance

Total credit hours 39
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
On-campus intensive Students will attend two weekend on-campus residencies each semester.
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Part-time
Time to complete Three (3) years
Admission requirements According to Sacred Heart University, applicants must have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. Applicants must also submit the following for consideration:

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Essay (2-3 pages, double-spaced)
  • Minimum graduate GPA of 3.2
  • Copy of current U.S. licensure as a registered nurse
  • Copy of any additional current advanced practice nursing licensure and certification documents
  • Two sealed and signed letters of recommendation (one clinical and one academic)
  • Professional portfolio with graded writing sample (to be brought to interview)
  • Verification of clinical hours