Doctor of Nursing Practice Overview
Purdue Global's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare nurses to practice in clinical and leadership roles with a focus on improving patient and health care system outcomes.
- Analyze data and scientific research to improve nursing practice.
- Provide organizational and system leadership to continuously improve quality of health care and foster interprofessional collaboration.
- Evaluate ethical, legal, and social factors in shaping and developing health policies.
The online DNP program culminates in the successful completion of a practice-focused project that is completed over the course of several terms. This project demonstrates your ability to synthesize scientific knowledge, develop new systems, and produce real-world outcomes in your practice settings. The scholarly project is completed under the guidance of a DNP Faculty Mentor.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Note: At this time, residents of the following states may not enroll in this program: Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia. In addition, international students are not eligible to enroll in this program.