The dynamics of today's fast-paced, complex healthcare system requires nursing leaders with the knowledge and expertise to improve the delivery of patient care and positively influence patient outcomes. Put yourself in that group. Earn your DNP, the highest practice degree in nursing, from USAHS, a university committed to the development of professional healthcare practitioners through innovative, individualized, and quality education.
- DNP courses are offered online to meet the needs of working students – allowing you to further your education while pursuing your nursing career.
- Students who choose to specialize in the Nurse Informaticist Role or the Nurse Executive role can complete the degree in 3.5 years*. Learn more about the specializations here.
- Practica are the only courses required to be taken on-site. You also will have residency opportunities, including an International Service option allowing you to develop a global perspective on health and patient care.
- We offer compressed, on-campus courses to enhance your curriculum. In these optional courses you will have the opportunity to collaborate with classroom peers and faculty in discussions, activities, and advanced coursework.
*Time to completion may vary depending on student course load and progress.
The DNP program can be completed almost entirely online, providing the opportunity for students, including working nurses or administrators, to obtain advanced credentials and expertise.
As an online USAHS student, you also can take advantage of a variety of extracurricular activities such as journal clubs, group projects, dynamic discussion groups, campus wellness events, and guest lectures at any of the University’s campus locations. In addition, online courses and learning resources can be accessed 24/7 – providing the flexibility to fit the busy schedules working nurses must manage.