DNP Tuition, Fees & Scholarships

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

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 2014
The total cost for the DNP degree program is $29,960 for the Advanced Practice Leadership specialty track and $38,910 for the Healthcare Systems Leadership specialty track. For more detailed information, download the Tuition and Fees Grid Effective July 2014 (PDF).

 DNP Tuition and Fees1 — Effective July 2014

 Application Fee (one-time)2                                                                                          

 $60

 Background Check/Drug Screen Fee3

 $150

 Tuition (regardless of course load)

 $750 per credit hour

 Total Tuition

 $22,500 - $30,000

 Student Services Charge

 $600 per session

 Books & Supplies4

 $1,250 - $1,500

* 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).

1 Program availability varies by state/location.
2 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) 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.
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 DNP and MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner Track).
5 Textbook and equipment expense includes APRN resources fees charged at $300 per course for the following APRN track courses: NR-509, NR-510, NR-511, NR-601, NR-602, NR-603 and NR-661.

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Special Tuition Rates

Chamberlain offers special alumni and military tuition rates. Nurses at select healthcare institutions, associations and organizations are also eligible for special rates.
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Did You Know?

More than 80% of Chamberlain students receive some form of financial aid. Learn more about your financial options.

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