APU's online low-residency DNP program allows working nurses to study remotely with the exception of periodic on-campus intensives. Licensed nurse practitioners (NPs) can opt to specialize in oncology while earning their DNP.
The DNP curriculum focuses on preparing advanced practice nurses with clinical expertise and leadership skills who can contribute to the improvement of global health. The program's 39-54 credits include coursework in wellness promotion, social ethics, translational research, and organizational leadership. Studies culminate with an evidence-based clinical inquiry project. Clinical residencies total 1,000 hours, and APU may allow qualified advanced practice RNs to transfer up to 500 hours.
- Program(s): Doctor of nursing practice
- Campus: Azusa, California
- Type: Private
- Accreditation(s): Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC); Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Tuition: $1,062 per credit hour
- Admission Requirements: Master of science in nursing; minimum 3.0 GPA; current California RN license; graduate statistics and research courses
- Minimum Time Commitment: 24 months
- On-Campus Requirements: Yes
- School NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 84%
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