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 nurse 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.

State Exclusions for Online Students

The School of Nursing at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with the exception of the following program-specific state exclusions:

  • CAGS does not offer Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN Track to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.

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