Colorado Christian University
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Online MSN to DNP Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership at CCU is designed for nurses who already have an MSN. This can be nurse practitioners, nurse administrators and healthcare leaders, clinical nurse specialists, and/or nurse educators. The DNP is considered the final clinical degree for nurse clinicians.

The online DNP program at CCU is a practice-focused doctorate that will prepare experts in specialized advanced nursing practice. Graduates will be able to apply credible research and translate evidence-based practice into improved health outcomes. The doctoral program provides development of advanced competencies for increasingly complex practice and enhanced leadership to strengthen healthcare delivery.

The DNP degree equips graduates for career advancement in several professions, including Director of Nursing, CNO, leadership in a healthcare system, consulting, academe, staff and professional education, clinical practice, and nursing entrepreneurs.

CCU's online DNP can be completed in two years of full-time study. The program includes 525 hours of clinical experience beyond the MSN.

Benefits of the DNP Nursing program

  • Students have opportunities throughout their coursework to develop a specialized nursing competency with a biblical worldview.
  • CCU coursework integrates faith, learning, and living with an emphasis on biblical principles, moral leadership, and advanced nursing roles.
  • The online format enables nurses to earn their DNP in their home community while collaborating with other nurses throughout the country.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

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