Advanced Nursing Practice, DNP

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DNP graduates are prepared to practice at the most advanced level of nursing. This program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, is designed for master's degree-prepared advanced practice nurses seeking a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Courses are designed for clinical experts and are innovative, interesting and organized to provide students with expert colleagues and mentors across the U.S. who can challenge them to take their practice to a new level.

Graduates of this program will be able to facilitate the application and integration of research into clinical practice using innovative approaches to improve health care outcomes of populations and individuals across multiple settings.

This program is offered in a hybrid iCourse and in-person format that requires students to travel to campus for up to a week for orientation at the beginning of the program and two to three times per semester.

Degree Offered

Advanced Nursing Practice, DNP



Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline: December 15

Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis after this deadline. Apply as soon as possible for consideration.

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Financial Aid
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Admission Requirements

ASU has set minimum standards for admission to graduate programs. This program has additional requirements that must be met in order to be considered for the program.

Values and Benefits

  • Designed for students living or working at a distance this program offers 2-3 day visits to campus, 2-3 times each semester (depending on what courses are being taught) for face to face time with expert faculty and colleagues
  • Learner rather than content centered
  • Focused on using technology to enhance your practice
  • Cost and time efficient – Baccalaureate to Doctor of Nursing Practice in only 8 semesters of full time study
  • Evidence-based practice curriculum
  • Mentorship and skills to take you to next level
  • Designed to develop out-of-box thinkers with solutions for complex healthcare problems

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