Prepare for leadership with our online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program.
Now you can build on your knowledge and expertise to strengthen your advanced nursing practice, augment healthcare delivery, and improve patient outcomes through Walden’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program. The online DNP degree’s coursework covers a range of topics, including healthcare policy and advocacy, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, information systems and technology, advanced nursing practice, and organizational and systems leadership.
Our online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program incorporates fieldwork to allow you to apply your learning in a real-world environment. Review the PDF for the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the field experience within our DNP program.
With the American Association of Colleges of Nursing calling for advanced practice nurses to hold doctoral degrees,1 such as a Doctor of Nursing Practice, earning your DNP at Walden can position you for advancement in your specialty. Assume greater practice and leadership roles in healthcare organizations, evaluate and apply research that contributes to better patient outcomes, and promote a more effective and efficient healthcare system.
Our online DNP degree program can do more than give you the opportunity to change your world—it can provide you with the knowledge and practical experience to positively change the lives of others.
Graduates of our DNP program will be prepared to:
The DNP program can position you to take on higher-level leadership and education roles across the healthcare industry, so you can make significant contributions to improving the quality of patient care and enhancing the training of nursing professionals.
If you have the right experience and training, Walden’s DNP program can help position you for roles such as:
Career positions may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
The ability to transfer credit at Walden can give you a more seamless, effective, and cost-efficient way to continue your education. Complete your required coursework sooner by transferring applicable required graduate credits into a Walden degree program.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.
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1American Association of Colleges of Nursing, DNP Talking Points
Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.