Chamberlain’s DNP degree program can help prepare you for expanded roles within your organization. Chamberlain proudly partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges, associations and organizations to provide accessible educational opportunities for registered nurses. Click here to see if your institution has partnered with Chamberlain.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Chamberlain proudly partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges, associations and organizations to provide accessible educational opportunities for registered nurses. See if your institution has partnered with Chamberlain which may provide you with a special tuition rate. We also offer a scholarship to DAISY Honoree Award recipients.
Chamberlain’s DNP degree program is practice-focused, preparing you to analyze, synthesize and apply scientific reasoning at the highest level.
Effective July 2015
The total cost for the DNP degree program is $29,710 for the Advanced Practice Leadership specialty track and $38,610 for the Healthcare Systems Leadership specialty track.
For more detailed information, download the Tuition and Fees Grid Effective July 2015 (PDF).
Application Fee (one-time)2
Background Check/Drug Screen Fee3
Tuition (regardless of course load)
$750 per credit hour
$22,500 - $30,000
Student Services Charge
$600 per session
Books & Supplies4
$1,000 - $1,200
1 Program availability varies by state/location.
2 Application fee is waived for current Carrington College and DeVry University students or alumni, Chamberlain alumni as well as qualified military personnel (active duty, veterans, retired military, Department of Defense employees and spouses of active duty/veteran/retired military) and students in the graduate portion of the RN-BSN to MSN option.
3 A nonrefundable background check/drug screen fee is required for all pre-licensure students and for those MSN, DNP and Graduate Certificate (with practicum) students whose practicum site requires it. Postlicensure students are charged the exact cost of the screening, $150 is the average expense.
4 Average estimated per-session expense for full-time students is $75 for MSN (Educator, Executive, Healthcare Policy and Informatics Specialty Track) and Graduate Certificates; $125 for MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track) ; $100 for DNP.
5 Textbook and equipment expense includes APRN resources fees charged at $450 per course for the following APRN track courses: NR-503, NR-507, NR-508, NR-509, NR-510, NR-511, NR-601, NR-602, NR-603 and NR-661.
6 Students are responsible for their travel costs while participating in the immersion weekend as part of NR-509. Typical costs include travel to/from Illinois, lodging and meals for 1-2 nights.
At Chamberlain, we’ll do everything we can to help you earn your nursing degree and focus on your career.
That includes helping you identify all your financing options, as well as helping you apply for and get the financial assistance you need. More than 80% of Chamberlain students receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans, scholarships, grants and work-study to those who qualify.
Chamberlain offers special alumni and military tuition rates.
Nurses at select healthcare institutions, associations and
organizations are also eligible for special rates.
See if you qualify!
More than 80% of Chamberlain
students receive some form of
financial aid. Learn more about your financial options.