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Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Have you set your sights on reaching the top? The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the highest degree you can earn to enhance clinical nursing practice, inquiry, and leadership skills.

A nationally recognized provider of online education, South University provides access to outstanding faculty and a dynamic environment within an online DNP program that can help you take your career to new heights and help you to achieve new levels of clinical excellence. Built for working advanced practice nurses, our online DNP program’s curriculum can be completed in as little as 2 years.

The DNP online program combines online coursework with field experiences in which you work with a qualified mentor to lead change in a local clinical organization. As an online DNP student, you can specialize in Administration, Information Technology, Leadership, or Public Health. You’ll also develop and present a scholarly capstone project exploring a clinical question of your choice. As a whole, this curriculum prepares you for collaborating in the development of future healthcare systems and influencing the next generation of nursing professionals.

Grow Your Expertise in Nursing Leadership

The DNP online program equips you with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to grow into new nursing management roles and clinical arenas. Specifically, the online DNP program should prepare you to:

  • Provide the highest level of nursing practice through integration of advanced competencies in leadership, ethics and the practice sciences, including biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, organizational, and public health sciences.
  • Demonstrate organizational and care systems leadership for quality and safety.
  • Use contemporary healthcare science to address and resolve complex healthcare problems and disparities.
  • Evaluate scientific findings for clinical applicability and potential to affect transformative care.
  • Integrate information technology and informatics to provide scalable solutions for real-world systems problems.
  • Use strategies of risk reduction/illness prevention, health promotion, and health maintenance to improve the care of individuals, families, and populations.
  • Partner in creating healthcare policy to shape financing, regulation, access, and delivery of health services.

CCNE Accreditation

The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the APRN Post Graduate Certificate programs at South University Online are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Complete the Online DNP Program on Your Schedule

South University, Online Programs gives you the flexibility and control to access your online DNP courses anytime, day or night, whenever it’s most convenient for you. Our faculty and staff also make sure that online never means out of touch, supporting you every step of the way as you work toward achieving your goals.

Learn more about South University’s DNP online program today.

Note: This program is not available to residents of Alabama, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington DC.

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