CUW’s online DNP degree provides students the Christian leadership skills needed for the highest level of nursing practice.
- Choose between two tracks: Direct Care APN and Indirect Care Leadership
- Multidisciplinary faculty provide expertise in research and teaching
- Practicing clinical faculty are certified in advanced practice nursing or leadership
- Accelerated, eight-week, online classes meet the needs of working professionals
- DNP cohort format allows students to complete the program in 18 months
- The program meets the AACN’s Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice
- Courses are built on a Christian foundation
Credit hours required:
- Direct Care – Provider track: 36-38 credits
- Indirect Care – Leadership track: 38 credits
- Direct Care - Provider Track
- Indirect Care - Leadership Track
Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program is competitive. All applicants will be evaluated according to the following:
- A MSN degree from an accredited nursing school
- A cumulative 3.0 GPA from previous college coursework
- Current board certification in a Family, Pediatric, Adult or Geriatric Nurse Practitioner specialty (for DNP – Direct Care track)
- Current certification, MSN prepared – Educators or Administrators (for DNP – Leadership)
- Unencumbered RN license and Advanced Practice Nurse license in state of residence (DNP – Direct Care track)
- Basic graduate-level statistics course within the last five years
- Master’s thesis or scholarly project completed
The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791.
CUW’s DNP curriculum builds on master’s level courses in theoretical foundations, research methods, advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, pharmacology, and a clinical area of concentration; with the integration of the advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout all course offerings.
The program has three components:
- Coursework that provides the knowledge and skills needed for the role of the DNP
- Clinical residency that provides “hands on” work with a preceptor in the student’s area of interest
- The capstone project where students apply their knowledge and skills to an in-depth, integrative practice experience, resulting in an oral presentation and a written paper
Please contact our graduate admissions staff for more information.