Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed for nurses holding a master’s degree (MS) to obtain a doctoral degree in nursing. The DNP builds on master’s education to provide expanded unique knowledge and expertise. These graduates will have a broader capability to provide high-quality health care in a complex and increasingly strapped health care system. The DNP is an online clinical doctorate with emphasis on enhancing leadership expertise in rural and underserved populations.
- Complete a graduate application online through the NAU Graduate College. Your application will be reviewed by the Graduate college and then sent to the School of Nursing.
- Master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program. If the institution and the program are outside of the U.S., equivalent accreditation standards must be met.
- Accepted students will be required to provide an official letter directly from the degree issuing institution with the actual total number of clinical hours completed.
- Minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.0=A) in all nursing coursework of your master’s degree program.
- Current RN license in good standing to practice as a registered nurse.
- Recommendation from three professional persons knowledgeable about the applicant’s potential to work effectively in advanced professional and scholarly roles.
- A comprehensive statement about your experiences, interests, and goals in your personal and professional life that make you a good fit for this degree.
- Structured interview with faculty may be required.