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Doctoral degree

Doctor of Nursing Practice

20 months

Approximate Program Length

31

Total Credits

$810

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Register by: Jan 18, 2023

Enhance your career and advance the discipline of nursing with our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). This program is designed for working nurses who require a doctorate for advanced practice or nurses who desire their terminal degree. It does not prepare students for professional certification or state licensure as a nurse or as an advanced practice nurse.

  • Integrate scientific underpinnings to advance nursing practice and improve the health care environment following state Nurse Practice Acts and/or regulatory guidelines.

  • Construct leadership strategies to improve health care outcomes.

  • Translate scientific evidence and innovations to improve population health status and care outcomes.

  • Synthesize scholarly evidence, judgment, and accountability in designing, delivering, and evaluating a project to impact health outcomes.

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Courses

1

Course at a time

8

Weeks per course

5

Courses per year

Applied Project

You’ll begin your applied project in your first course and follow a schedule of milestones throughout your program. This makes your project achievable in smaller segments and helps identify any challenges early, so there are no surprises or delays at the end.

Partner with dedicated doctoral faculty. You’ll work with your assigned Applied Project Chair throughout your program, allowing for critical feedback along the way.

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Doctor of Nursing Practice. 

What you'll learn

When you earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice online, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

You'll learn how to:

  • Integrate scientific underpinnings to advance nursing practice and improve the health care environment following state Nurse Practice Acts and/or regulatory guidelines.
  • Construct leadership strategies to improve health care outcomes.
  • Translate scientific evidence and innovations to improve population health status and care outcomes.
  • Synthesize scholarly evidence, judgment, and accountability in designing, delivering, and evaluating a project to impact health outcomes.

 

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Doctor of Nursing Practice?

A DNP can prepare you to be a:

  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Nursing Instructor
  • Lecturer
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Professor
  • Clinical Director
  • Health Information Management Director
  • Nurse Manager
  • Practice Manager
32 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2020 and 2030.

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school.  Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is aligned with leading industry organizations, such as: 

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN®)

  • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

Real-world faculty

25

Average years of industry experience

7

Chief Executive Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

I definitely understand how difficult it is for students who have a family. I try to make my classes as “un-stressful” as possible.

Beverly Jensen

2020 Faculty of the Year

MSN, RN, CNE

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.