Kaplan University

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


265 Western Avenue

South Portland, ME 04106

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Kaplan University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to thrive in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. With the shrinking number of primary care providers, the nursing shortage, and the increasing complexity of patient care, the field of nursing needs clinical experts and leaders with the highest level of scientific knowledge and expertise. To meet this need, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has called for advanced practice nurses to hold doctoral degrees by 2015.*

Kaplan University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice fits into the schedules of busy advanced nurses, allowing them to earn a valuable health care credential while continuing to work. This degree could open the door to new opportunities for clinical and leadership positions in a variety of roles.† Students can also enhance their current practice expertise by choosing an executive leader, family nurse practitioner, or adult-gerontology nurse practitioner specialization.

At this time, the Doctor of Nursing Practice is available only in select states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.

*Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, DNP Fact Sheet, April 2013, on the Internet at www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/dnp.

†Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Check your state or local licensing agency for more details

For comprehensive consumer information, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/consumer-info/. For gainful employment information about our legal studies programs, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu/nursing/ge-info/.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Associate's College

Loans Offered: Please see website for loans and financial aid availability.

Locale: Small City

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