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The Graduate School

Doctor of Nursing Practice (MSN to DNP)

DNP Class of 2014

Program Highlights

  • Six semesters in length.
  • Post masters DNP students can complete in 2 years, taking 2 courses at a time.
  • Courses offered online with occasional face to face meetings.
  • Culminates with a practice based project in the student’s area of interest.
  • Part time 3 year option available

Innovate and transform

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Post Masters  DNP degree is a practice-focused doctorate designed for expert advanced practice nurses and nurse executives. The program develops advanced practice nurses and nurse executives committed to scholarly evidence based practice, innovation, testing of care delivery models, and evaluation of health outcomes for the good of all members of society.

The curriculum culminates in a capstone experience that focuses on a clinical project. The DNP degree requires 1,000 clinical project hours post-baccalaureate. (see FAQs below for more information).  The program can be completed in two years, taking two courses per semester or in three years taking one course per term the first two years.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  • Admission Criteria: Post-Master’s DNP Program

  • Application Process

  • Curriculum Objectives

  • Sample Course Grid

  • DNP FAQs

  • DNP project examples

  • Application Deadline

Dorothy Crider MS, RN
Graduate Nursing Admissions Counselor/Recruiter
p/ 614.823.3272
e/ dcrider@otterbein.edu