The pinnacle of life-long healing

We know what you’re thinking: Dr. Nurse has an oddly satisfying ring to it. But all kidding aside, this program is reserved for those who feel called to the highest level of nursing practice. And it means you will undoubtedly be a leader among your peers.

Cost Per Credit$860

$1000s in scholarships available for this program

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Program Overview

Healthcare is always evolving, and there is a real need for talented people like you to drive that change. The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program prepares students at the highest level of practice to analyze current evidence and integrate systems thinking as a foundation for organizational change management and quality improvement initiatives to improve practice, education, and patient care in various settings.

Program Highlights:
  • Post-master’s program for certified advanced practice nurses or advanced administrators
  • Cohort model is inclusive and supportive
  • Accelerated classes in a flexible online format make this a manageable program for working professionals
  • GRE is not required for admission
  • Courses are built on a Christian foundation

To accommodate the schedules of working professionals, our DNP program is centered on an inclusive and supportive cohort class strategy. The program can be completed in two years.. Courses integrate elements to meet the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. Students complete residency hours in areas of their choice to develop and hone leadership and practice skills.


The Doctor Of Nursing Practice program at Concordia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Please Note
We are not accepting new students from Alabama, Alaska, California, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee or Wyoming. Additionally, Washington D.C. students are required to do clinicals in Virginia.

Concordia University of Wisconsin is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to conduct practice experiences in the state of Washington for the post master’s DNP program. For more information, please go to Nursing Commission’s website at:


What to Expect

By the time you complete this program, you’ll have the capacity to model scholarship, professionalism, and excellence in advanced nursing roles, while ensuring the use of advanced clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability to provide evidence-based care in the area of specialization or in systems leadership.

Uncommon Scholarships

We have a variety of scholarships available for qualifying adult and post-tradtional learners. Learn more here.


In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work. The Doctor of Nursing Practice - Post MSN to DNP program is available at the following:

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