Preparing Nurses for the Highest Level of Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program prepares nurses for the highest level of professional nursing practice, equipping them to transform patient care in the contemporary and highly complex healthcare settings.

Organizational and systems leadership, health policy, finance, information technology, evidence-based practice focusing on translational research, implementation science, and patient safety are emphasized for the non-clinical track.

Advanced knowledge and skills in patient treatment, diagnosis, and evaluation through graduate level education will prepare the advance practice registered nurse in the acute and primary care settings which are emphasized in the clinical track.

What You Can Expect from AHU’s DNP Program

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    Students in the DNP program can pursue their education 100% online with campus intensives. Using a robust support system, including a dedicated online student experience manager and 24/7 tech support, students can focus on sharpening their knowledge and leadership skills.

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    Students benefit from the instruction provided by faculty who are recognized experts in their respective fields – receiving current and focused instruction, utilizing real-world application and strategic innovation.

    This rigorous program allows graduates to contribute to the improvement and transformation of healthcare through the use and management of information systems, technology, and patient care technology.

    They will also implement interprofessional collaboration with interdisciplinary team members to improve patient and population health and participate in clinical prevention and population health for the improvement of the nation’s health.

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    Applicants must complete a minimum of 1200 faculty-supervised clinical and practicum hours within their DNP program and the completion of a DNP capstone project of choice to be eligible for program completion.
    Doctor of Nursing Practice providers strive to improve patient outcomes and are prepared to advocate for and lead the changes needed to transform healthcare.
    The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties committed to transfer the nurse practitioner entry level of education to the DNP degree by the year 2025, rather than MSN degree.

Earn Your Accredited Healthcare Degree from a Reputable University

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    Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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    National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) - Approved Institution

Apply to Begin Your Online DNP

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