Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Online Degree Program Overview

Earning your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Chamberlain gives you more than the credential. It provides the knowledge and confidence to help transform healthcare where you have the power to influence it the most. You’ll benefit from a practice-focused curriculum that puts knowledge into action and is taught by highly-esteemed faculty who are experts in the field.

Through Chamberlain’s online DNP program, you will be prepared to:

  • Translate new knowledge into practice
  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Identify and implement advanced systems efficiencies
  • Take on senior leadership roles in a wide variety of healthcare settings

Chamberlain’s post-master’s DNP program is designed for registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses who are ready to take their practice to the next level and act as champions for a more effective healthcare system. Students choose the specialty track, Advanced Practice Leadership or Healthcare Systems Leadership, most relevant to their practice and career goals.

Program Highlights

  • Earn your DNP degree in as few as 5 semesters
  • 100% online coursework
  • Personalized advising
  • Customize the four-part practicum experience to your area of practice and interest
  • Practicums are completed at a location of your choice

As a DNP graduate, you will be prepared to lead teams of intra- and inter-professional colleagues, care for vulnerable, culturally diverse populations and assume the role of a transformational leader in a complex healthcare delivery system. You will be prepared to enhance patient-driven care, make evidence-based practice change and be a mentor and role model to other nurses aspiring to lead and change healthcare in the 21st century and beyond.

The DNP degree stands as the new standard credential for all advanced practice nurses by 2015, based on a recommendation by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). In today’s complex healthcare system, patients depend upon advanced practice nurses to deliver the highest level of innovative and evidence-based care.

Curriculum

Chamberlain’s practice-focused curriculum prepares you to analyze, synthesize and apply scientific reasoning at the highest level.

Read more about the DNP curriculum.



At this time, Chamberlain College of Nursing cannot accept inquiries from the states of Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, or Washington for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program Advanced Practice Leadership specialty track.

At this time, Chamberlain College of Nursing cannot accept inquiries from the states of Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Tennessee, or Washington for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program Healthcare Systems Leadership specialty track.


*The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791).

 
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Career Opportunities for DNP Nurses

DNP nurses build upon their specialty area of practice, becoming leaders in their field. Potential job titles include:

  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Dean of Nursing
  • Community Health Educator
  • Staff Development Director
  • Healthcare Business Owner/Entrepreneur
  • Healthcare Policy Advocate
  • Risk Management Director