Are you thinking about pursuing your DNP? As one of the highest degrees a nurse can earn, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) can open up leadership and high-level opportunities for your career across clinical and academic areas—and Aspen University is one of the best choices for your doctoral goals this year.
Aspen is proud to offer our accessible DNP program which ranked #7 nationally for the best online DNP programs of 2022, according to Nurse.org. With flexible start dates and low tuition rates to fit your life and budget, our CCNE-accredited DNP program is designed to prepare working nurses for leadership and advanced roles in nursing.
Our DNP program continues to expand with digital educational resources, expert leadership exclusively dedicated to DNP coursework, streamlined advisor support, and more scholarship and promotion opportunities. And as always, Aspen’s DNP students can focus on their passion throughout the program and choose their own DNP capstone project.
Representing the zenith of nursing education, the DNP is a practice-focused program that combines a scholarly approach to the discipline of nursing while advancing the profession of nursing through practice. A nurse prepared with a DNP degree understands both clinical practice and has a deep knowledge of evidence-based care.
Many who pursue a DNP are educators, administrators, and policymakers, who strive to improve patient care and influence current healthcare and clinical nursing policies. Aspen’s own DNP candidates and graduates have already made their own impacts—including Muriel Moyo whose work was published in the American Journal of Nursing, and Dr. Pamela Manning who transformed her doctoral research on nurse burnout into a non-profit organization.
“I believe being a doctoral-prepared nurse will help me drive nursing excellence within my organization and help with forward mobilization of our profession,” Muriel explained to Aspen in this spotlight feature.
Influencing healthcare policy for a hospital system or an entire community is just one administrative path for DNP-prepared nurses. Obtaining this terminal degree can also open up job opportunities to become a nurse educator, researcher, or executive. And if remaining hands-on with patient care is your goal, a DNP is still beneficial.
As an administrator or hospital executive, you’ll be able to promote innovative approaches to patient care and make decisions that affect more than a single patient. And with the increased complexity of patient care, a DNP will allow you to translate innovations to bedside care and keep up on the latest trends and research.
We know going back to school for your doctorate isn’t an easy accomplishment to take on, but Aspen University is here to help you advance your career and reach your DNP milestone.
If you’re ready to take the leap and learn the skills needed to be a nursing leader, consider Aspen University’s online DNP program.