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Walden University – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)2019-07-26T18:23:03+00:00

Walden University – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program Overview

From Walden University:

“Now you can build on your knowledge and expertise to strengthen your advanced nursing practice, augment healthcare delivery, and improve patient outcomes through Walden’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program. The online DNP degree’s coursework covers a range of topics, including healthcare policy and advocacy, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, information systems and technology, advanced nursing practice, and organizational and systems leadership. This online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program incorporates fieldwork to allow you to apply your learning in a real-world environment. This program is designed for RNs who have a master’s degree in nursing and an area of advanced nursing practice.”

At a Glance

Total credit hours 47-53 (depending upon total practicum hours earned prior to admission into the program)
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation Walden’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Practicum, internship or on-campus intensives 576 Practicum hours; DNP students will spend a total of 48 weeks engaged in practicum-related activities, including 12 weeks in each of the courses.
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Time to complete 2+ years
Admission requirements According to Walden University, to be eligible for admission to the DNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Coursework from another institution must fit within these time frames:
    • No more than 5 years since applicant was last enrolled in a doctoral program
    • Only coursework completed in the last 10 years is eligible for transfer of credit
  • Applicant must have completed all doctoral coursework at the prior institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must not have been academically dismissed from prior institution
  • Applicant must complete a phone or video interview with Walden
  • GRE or GMAT scores (no minimum score or time limit)