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.
Get Started Now
Chamberlain’s DNP curriculum helps you develop and advance your practice to new levels. As a graduate, you will be prepared to work in leadership roles in a variety of healthcare delivery settings leading patient care services that result in quality improvement and patient safety.
Upon graduation, you will be prepared to identify, research, design and implement a practice or system change project
Complete the customized practicum experience in your area of practice and interest at a location of your choice
Chamberlain’s DNP curriculum is grounded in eight essentials outlined in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing document, The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (DNP Essentials).1 Input from key constituencies, and several national documents and data are also incorporated into the program. These include, but are not limited to, the Institute of Medicine, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses and other national initiatives focusing on change and transformation to promote patient safety, nurse vitality and quality care outcomes in a culturally diverse society.
Chamberlain’s DNP Healthcare Systems Leadership specialty track is designed for registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses with a master’s degree in nursing, and requires completion of 32 to 40 credit hours and a total of 1,024 post-baccalaureate practicum hours. You can expect to complete two courses per semester over a total of six semesters.
See Full Curriculum PlanGet Started NowAcademic Calendar
This course focuses on how the scientific underpinnings of knowledge assist the advanced practice nurse in understanding and applying theory to the highest level of clinical practice.
This course provides an overview of epidemiological principles and further examines the impact of advanced practice nursing on vulnerable and high-risk populations with an emphasis on improving health outcomes for diverse populations. The promotion of healthy global populations with advanced practice innovations aimed at health restoration, maintenance and promotion is highlighted. The impact of biopsychosociopolitical and economic/environmental conditions on diverse populations is studied from the context of healthcare access, quality of care and cultural relevance.
The focus of this course is the generation of data-driven decisions in nursing and healthcare delivery based on the assessment, planning, design and analysis of healthcare informatics and information systems.
The DNP program enrolls new students six times per year. The college looks for candidates with the following qualifications for the DNP online degree program:
A degree in nursing at the master’s level or higher from an institution accredited by either a regional accrediting agency or an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Current, active unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the student’s state of residence. All students must maintain this licensure throughout the program of study. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the College.
Minimum CGPA of 3.0 from the master’s level or higher degree in nursing.
Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language, and applicants whose native language is not English, must demonstrate English-language proficiency.*
Our admission representatives are available to answer your questions about admission requirements and walk you through the application process. Call 877.751.578 to speak to a representative or request more information.
*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.
Chamberlain provides you with individualized support throughout your educational journey beginning with the admissions process. Check out the Net Price Calculator for an estimate of federal and institutional aid.
Costs subject to change each session and vary by individual circumstances.
*Military rate is defined as active duty, veterans, retired military, Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs employees and spouses of active duty/veteran/retired military.
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.
See if your institution has partnered with Chamberlain, which may provide you with a group-specific tuition rate. We also offer a scholarship to DAISY Honoree Award recipients.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 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).
See additional accreditation information
RN-BSN to MSN Informatics Specialty Track
RN-BSN to MSN Healthcare Policy Specialty Track
RN-BSN to MSN Executive Specialty Track
RN-BSN to MSN Educator Specialty Track
RN to BSN Online Option
MSN Informatics Specialty Track
MSN Healthcare Policy Specialty Track
MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track
MSN Executive Specialty Track
MSN Educator Specialty Track
MSN & MBA Track Option
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics with Practicum
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education with Practicum
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
DNP Healthcare Systems Leadership Track
Apply Now Request More Info