In today’s complex healthcare system, patients depend upon advanced practice nurses to deliver the highest level of innovative and evidence-based care.
To meet this need, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has recommended that DNP stand as the new standard credential for all advanced practice nurses by 2015.
Through Chamberlain’s online DNP degree program, students are prepared to translate new knowledge into practice, advance patient outcomes and take on clinical leadership roles in a wide variety of healthcare settings.
Students benefit from an intensely practice-focused curriculum that puts knowledge into action during four practicum courses. The DNP curriculum, which is grounded in the eight essentials of doctoral education outlined by the AACN, is taught by highly-esteemed faculty who are experts in the field.
Chamberlain’s DNP degree program is designed for advanced practice nurses ready to take their practice to the next level and act as champions for a more effective healthcare system.
DNP graduates will be poised to take on senior management roles in healthcare settings, act in roles influencing the future of healthcare policy and provide the highest level of patient care. A DNP degree can open the door to new career opportunities and position you for leadership roles, ranging from Chief Nursing Officer to Research & Simulation Center Director.
In Chamberlain’s online DNP degree program, there are no in-person classes or mandatory log-in times. With 24/7 access to courses, the program’s flexibility makes it ideal for working advanced practice nurses. The DNP degree program can be completed in five semesters of study.
From the beginning of the first semester, students are engaged in a practicum experience, translating their learning into practice. Students team up with a nursing expert in their community to apply theoretical concepts and skills learned in the classroom to real-life advanced practice nursing situations.
Drawing from more than 120 years of educating extraordinary nurses, Chamberlain’s faculty are committed to your success. U.S. News & World Report ranked Chamberlain’s graduate programs among the top five schools for online graduate programs in nursing in the Faculty Credentials and Training category in 2012.
At this time, Chamberlain College of Nursing cannot accept inquiries from the states of Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, or Washington for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program.
Chamberlain College of Nursing looks for candidates with the following qualifications:
Our admission representatives are available to answer your questions about admission requirements and walk you through the application process. Call us at 877.751.5783.
*Degrees obtained from non-U.S. schools will be considered based on evaluation of transcripts by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) approved evaluating agency.
** All students must maintain an active and unrestricted APRN and/or RN license throughout the program of study. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program.
Chamberlain’s curriculum is grounded in the eight essentials for doctoral education for advanced nursing practice outlined by the AACN.
A minimum of 30 semester credit hours are required to earn the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Students may expect to complete two courses per semester over five semesters of study.
Throughout the course of the program, online DNP students put their learning into practice during a practicum experience. Students identify and work closely with a preceptor, an expert in the nursing field who provides guidance throughout the hands-on clinical experience.
During four practicum courses totaling 500 hours, students build their advanced nursing knowledge through clinical experience and a final project. Projects will aim to improve patient and process outcomes, and might range from a quality improvement project to a pilot study in the healthcare setting. Students will be able to see the impact of their change initiative immediately.
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
The total cost for the DNP degree program is $27,460. For more detailed information, download the Tuition & Fees Grid (PDF). Effective July 2013, the total cost for the DNP degree program is $26,960. For more detailed information, download the Tuition and Fees Grid Effective July 2013 (PDF).
Tuition Per Credit Hour (regardless of course load)
$750 per credit hour
Student Services Charge
$125 per session
Textbooks & Supplies (estimated costs as applicable)
$350 per session
Military Rate (active duty, veterans, retired military, Department of Defense employees and spouses of active duty/veterans/retired military)
$635 per credit hour
Tuition (regardless of course load)
Student Service Fee
$300 per session
Active Duty Military & Military Spouse Rate
Background Check/Drug Screening (one-time)3
Books & Supplies
* Application fee is waived for current Carrington College, Carrington College California, 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).
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 85% 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.
Financial Aid Resources
Thank you for your interest in pursuing your nursing education at Chamberlain College of Nursing. For your convenience, Chamberlain College of Nursing offers three methods for submitting an application for admission. Please be sure to review the Instructions for Application prior to beginning your application process.
For your convenience, Chamberlain College of Nursing offers an online application for admission.
Call us toll free at 888.556.8CCN (8226) and apply over the phone. The Chamberlain admissions team will assist you in filing your application. We'll even request your transcripts for you.
Download our Application Form and complete on your own time. You can either mail in your application or send it to us by fax.
On-Time Completion Rate
No information is available for Doctor of Nursing Practice between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.
Median Loan Debt
No information is available for the Doctor of Nursing Practice between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.
Note: There were 0 graduates from this program during this reporting period.
Program Cost Information
The total cost for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program is $27,460. For more detailed information, download the Tuition, Fees & Expenses Cost Calculations (PDF). Program Cost Information - Effective July 2013 The total cost for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program is $26,960. For more detailed information, download the Tuition and Fees Grid Effective July 2013 (PDF).
Program Occupation Information The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code assigned to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program is 51.3818. Associated Standard Occupational codes related to this CIP code, and detailed information about the occupations graduates of this program enter, can be found at these links:
29-1171.00: Nurse Practitioners
29-1141.02: Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
29-1141.04: Clinical Nurse Specialists
29-1161.00: Nurse Midwives
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