Overview - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Group of Nurses

Program at a Glance

Delivery Format - Online

Number of Credit Hours - Post Masters: 40

Tuition per Hour - $420

Practicum - Yes

Application Deadline - April 30 for fall admission; August 1 for spring admission; December 1 for summer admission

Required for Entrance - RN licensure; MSN in advanced practice area certification or certification eligibility as advanced practice nurse

Other Program Specifics - Must attend one spring DNP Intensive and graduation

Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.

The DNP is a practice-focused degree designed to prepare graduates at the highest level in specialty practice or to assume leadership positions in health care. Graduates of the DNP program focus on providing care to populations and communities with an emphasis on improving quality and access to underserved and diverse populations. Graduates employ abilities and skills in these areas to advocate for reasonable, rational and data driven health regulations, standards, and practices; sustain collaborative and strategic relationships, promote innovative, effective health care programs; and form partnerships with diverse groups to address health disparities.

Entry into the program is available every fall. The DNP curriculum includes the development of a practice or leadership focused project. All courses are offered in a distance accessible format and students develop the scholarly project under the direction of a team, including program faculty, the student, the clinical advisor, the faculty advisor and alumni mentors. 

Note: This program requires a clinical component. It is the student's responsibility to identify a site and an appropriate clinical advisor.

If you hold a BSN, reside in Alabama, Florida, Georgia or Mississippi, and are interested in the DNP, please contact Vickie Samuel, Graduate Recruitment and Retention Liaison, at vickie.bama@ua.edu or 205-348-8163.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at The University of Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Doctor of Nursing Practice consortium program at the Joint DNP Program University of Alabama (consortium of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, and The University of Alabama) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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