Located in Azusa, California, APU is a private, nonprofit school that offers an online DNP program. Its low-residency format allows students to complete most requirements online, while requiring participation in intensive on-campus experiences for 1-2 days at a time.
This DNP online program focuses on evidence-based practices, leadership skills, and organizational analysis. Graduates move on to nursing leadership positions, work in healthcare policy, or conduct research to improve clinical outcomes. Degree-seekers need to complete at least 500 clinical hours and a final practice-focused project to meet graduation requirements.
Each prospective student needs to complete an online application and possess a 3.0 GPA or higher. An application must include official transcripts, a statement of career goals, a current resume, two letters of recommendation, and copies of all professional certifications or licensure. Applicants' official transcripts must reflect a history of graduate-level classes in statistics and nursing research.
- Social ethics and health policy
- Leadership and role development in nursing education
- Health disparities and vulnerable populations
- Cost: $1,034/credit
- Credits Required: 39-52
- Accreditation: WASC Senior College and University Commission