Online Doctor of Nursing Practice

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program

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Offered by:
College of Education and Health Professions

Program at a Glance

  • Coursework completely online  
  • Locally arranged clinical practicum hours with qualified preceptors
  • B.S.N to D.N.P.
    • Curriculum is four years, but can be completed sooner with full-time study
    • Includes 1,035 clinical hours
    • GRE required for BSN to DNP applicants
  • M.S.N. to D.N.P.
    • Two years full time or three years part time
    • Includes 500 clinical hours beyond the master's degree
    • GRE exempt for MSN to DNP applicants
  • Minimal campus visits, including required program orientation

Estimated Cost

  • $560 Tuition
  • $2.77 Library Fee
  • $10.48 Network & Data Systems Fee
  • $30 Off-Campus fee
*Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2017 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

Tuition & Fees Information

Program revisions are underway. Courses, hours and tuition are subject to change.

Two Concentrations

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Graduates in the BSN-DNP Program are eligible to take national certification exams through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).


You Will Learn To...

  • Solve complex health issues
  • Design and sustain quality improvement in organizations
  • Lead transformation of health care
  • Provide evidence-based clinical prevention and health services
  • Design, deliver and evaluate care to improve patient outcomes

Application Cycle/Deadlines

Summer admission only

  • December 1
  • February 15

Admission Requirements

B.S.N. to D.N.P. and Post-M.S.N. to D.N.P.

  • Admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School - including GRE scores
  • Completion of a baccalaureate in nursing from an NLNAC - or CCNE-accredited program
  • Current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse
  • Completion of a basic health assessment course (academic or continuing education)
  • Completion of a basic-level statistics course with a grade of “C” or above
  • Basic computer and library skills including use of electronic databases

Additional Requirements Post-M.S.N.-D.N.P.

  • Graduation from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited M.S.N. program
  • APN licensure, if required by student’s state of residence
  • Certification as an A.P.N.
  • Graduate-level health-policy course with grade of "B" or above.

D.N.P. Website  

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing