Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-MSN DNP)

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EKU’s online doctor of nursing practice (DNP) prepares students to evaluate, lead, and improve the health care outcomes in your field. Unlike an academic research degree, EKU’s respected program is focused on real world implementation and evaluation of practice improvements that are supported by a body of research evidence. 

At-A-Glance

Format: 100% online

Credit Hours: 36-40 hours

2017-2018 Tuition: $675 per credit hour

Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 12 hours

Career Options:  Nurse executive, clinical nursing management, health systems leadership, quality improvement coordinator, nursing care coordination, health systems policy development

What sets our program apart?
EKU’s DNP curriculum is centered on evidence-based practice, culminating in a DNP project in which students address a specific healthcare problem or health outcome and implement practice changes that improve health care, health care delivery, or health-related outcomes.

  • 8-week terms
  • Multiple start dates
  • Study any time, from anywhere
  • No campus visits required
  • Full-time and part-time enrollment*
  • Ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the best online nursing programs in the country

*Availability dependent upon your selected program.

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.

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