Doctor of Nursing Practice


The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused program that combines a scholarly approach to the discipline of nursing while advancing the profession of nursing through practice. The program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in nursing. Intensive, immersive experiences inform the practice-focused DNP Capstone Project. The program requires students to complete 1000 hours of clinical practice immersion hours. Program applicants who provide evidence of clinical hours from an MSN or other nursing-specific degree have the potential to have a percentage of those hours applied to the required 1000 prior to the Project course sequence.

Program Goals

1. Evaluate scientific underpinnings for practice and create a theoretical framework based on research.
2. Improve the quality of nursing practice, by using leadership strategies and systems thinking, to lead organizations to change.
3. Analyze clinical scholarship and analytical methods to provide a foundation for evidence-based practice.
4. Critique information systems and patient care technology to improve and transform healthcare.
5. Advocate for improved healthcare policy.
6. Collaborate with professionals in other disciplines to improve patient and population health outcomes.
7. Create innovations for prevention of disease and improvement of population health.

Learn More

Speak to an Enrollment Advisor to learn more about Aspen University's online Doctor of Nursing program. Phone: 1-800-373-7814

Tuition Rates

  • $ 1,350 per Course
  • 14 Courses

  • $18,900 Tuition + Fees

Pay $375 per Month

Each month you'll make just one payment of $375, which we'll apply towards your tuition and fees. Your first payment is due on the first day of class and you'll be charged on the same day each month after that.