Nursing APRN Completion Program, DNP

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Program Highlights


The Doctor of Nursing Practice Completion Program is for Advanced Practice Nurses who want to complete the practice doctorate as their highest earned academic degree. The DNP is a practice-focused doctorate similar in scope to those practice doctorates offered in other professional disciplines.

Students who can enroll are those holding Advanced Practice licensure in the state of Illinois as either a nurse midwife, a nurse anesthetist, a clinical specialist, or a nurse practitioner. Advanced Practice Nurses enrolled in this option will normally require 23-25 hours to complete the degree.

Master's level APN transcripts will be reviewed individually to determine the number of residency hours required. Coursework is designed to be completed part-time over a 30-month period. The DNP Program does not follow the traditional university calendar. Courses are delivered online, year-round.

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