At Salve Regina University, our fully online Doctor of Nursing Practice program provides education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and systems thinking, preparing graduates for leadership roles as advanced practice nurses, managers of quality initiatives, executives in health care organizations, directors of clinical programs and faculty responsible for clinical program delivery and teaching.
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Our holistic approach provides the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to become a leader and advocate for healthy living and social justice. Through a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning, our students to develop a supportive community of peers and faculty in a welcoming virtual environment.
To earn the Doctor of Nursing Practice, students complete 10 courses that incorporate theoretical and empirical evidence, health outcomes data, health policy, management and leadership skills to address gaps and needs within a nursing and/or clinical setting. Students must also complete a minimum of 500 experiential hours. Post-MSN DNP students will complete a total of 1,000 hours to fulfill program requirements. The MSN hours will need to be obtained and submitted from the graduating university.
Applicants must have a master’s degree in nursing (with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0) and hold an RN license or APRN license and certification. We offer a preferred tuition rate for nurses at partner institutions, their spouses and family members, and members of the military, and financial aid is available.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Salve Regina are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. These programs are also accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.