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Bradley University My Nursing Career Health & Medicine Nursing Doctorate

Bradley University

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and the Graduate School. Widely respected for our outstanding faculty and student-centered approach to learning, we’re able to provide the resources of a large university—but with the personalized attention of a small private college. With more than 77,000 alumni worldwide, we are full of promise to become one of the nation’s best comprehensive academic institutions. 

Sacred Heart University My Nursing Career Health & Medicine Nursing Doctorate

Sacred Heart University

Distinguished by the personal attention it provides its students, Sacred Heart University (SHU) is recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art facilities. Situated in Fairfield, Connecticut, the main campus is ideally located one hour north of New York City and 2.5 hours south of Boston in proximity to world-class hospitals, nationally ranked elementary and secondary schools, a high concentration of Fortune 500 corporations and access to the employers in Connecticut's creative corridor. SHU also has international campuses in both Dingle, Ireland and the European business center of Luxembourg, along with a partner campus in Rome. SHU offers 34 graduate and doctoral programs residing within the AACSB-accredited Jack Welch College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, College of Nursing, Isabelle Farrington College of Education, and in the Schools of Computing and Communication & Media Arts.

Northcentral University My Nursing Career Health & Medicine Nursing Doctorate

Northcentral University

Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university. As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business and technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy. NCU utilizes a one-to-one learning model—one student is paired with a professor in each course—to create a more personalized, individual experience for students enhanced by their professors’ real-world experience. NCU professors all hold doctoral degrees, and none of our programs have residency requirements, allowing access to students no matter where they live.

Additionally, with the exception of the Department of Marriage and Family Sciences, within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, all of NCU’s programs are delivered 100% online.

Purdue University Global My Nursing Career Health & Medicine Nursing Doctorate

Purdue University Global

WELCOME TO PURDUE UNIVERSITY GLOBAL
World-Class Education for Working Adults

Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Global delivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults. By opening the doors to adults who need flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives, we make it possible to achieve a high-quality education from the prestigious Purdue University system—completely online.

Flexibility Built for You
Choose the learning method that works best for you. Our Advisors will work with you to determine the fastest, most affordable path to your degree.

•    Traditional classroom – Learn online from anywhere in the world. You can also visit one of our regional locations to take advantage of local, onsite support and services. Our virtual classroom lets you experience course materials and collaborative tools that provide the best elements of any traditional, campus-based instructional approach. Courses include interactive live seminars where you meet with your instructor and classmates in a virtual classroom to review and discuss important weekly topics.

•    Competency-based ExcelTrack™ – If you’re self-motivated and have college credits and/or career experience, ExcelTrack™ lets you use that experience to earn your degree faster and for less money. Leverage your knowledge and skills to set your learning pace. You can speed past topics you already know and spend time on only what you need to learn. Take as many classes as you want each term, all for one flat tuition rate.  

•    Open College at Purdue Global – Access free and low-cost open, online resources to translate your work or life experience into college credit at Purdue Global. There are three avenues to earn credit toward an Open College degree: (1) prior learning assessment, (2) open courses from any institution (MOOCs), and (3) Purdue Global courses.*

One-on-One Support

Stay engaged every step of the way with a dedicated support team that gives you personalized assistance on everything from coursework to career searches. Our full range of services include:

•    Individual educational advising
•    No-cost tutoring in math, science, and writing
•    Comprehensive career counseling services before and after graduation  

Affordability and Accessibility

We’re dedicated to helping our students in every way possible, including:

•    Financial Aid – Learn how to obtain financial aid for many degree programs.†
•    Transfer Credits – Save on a bachelor’s degree with credits earned at another institution.*
•    Credit for Work Experience – Leverage your skills to save on tuition for undergraduate programs.*
•    Tuition Cap – Save on select undergraduate programs.‡
•    Military Friendly – Find out about flexible programs and tuition reductions for military, vets, and spouses.

*See University Catalog for Prior Learning Assessment policy.
†Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Financial aid awards vary depending on individual student eligibility and need.
‡Enrollees in programs eligible for Tuition Cap pricing will pay the same tuition cost per quarter credit hour and fees as for other undergraduate programs/enrollees plus $200 per-term administrative fee and other fees.  The total cost of the program, though, will be capped, other than applicable background check and/or lab fees. Savings based on the difference between capped and noncapped programs for 180 or 90 credits for bachelor’s or associate’s degrees, respectively. Students who receive transfer credit typically study for significantly fewer terms and do not receive maximum savings. Contact an Admissions Advisor for details.

Northern Illinois University My Nursing Career Health & Medicine Nursing Doctorate

Northern Illinois University

Located in one of the most dynamic regions of the country, NIU is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a diverse and international student body of more than 24,000.

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As a seasoned nurse practitioner, you do far more than care for the sick. You elevate the practice of patient-centered care and help transform the way healthcare is delivered. Now it’s time to gain the doctoral-level credentials that support the breadth of your abilities. Prepare to advance your expertise - and your career - with an online Doctor of Nursing Practice from Bradley University.

Choose the unique path that’s right for you:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice — Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)

The innovative curriculum of our 100% online DNP programs is designed to prepare you for the highest level of nursing practice, research and leadership. Plus, the lessons learned in your online courses and clinicals can be immediately applied to real-life patient care scenarios and nursing administration challenges. Depending on which track you choose, course topics can include:

  • Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • Healthcare Data Management
  • Planning, Decision Making and Performance Measurement
  • Principles of FNP Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing

Graduate with your DNP from a top-tier university like Bradley, and you can propel your future as a:

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Nursing director
  • Nurse manager
  • Healthcare director
  • Nursing care facility manager
  • Nurse executive
  • Nurse administrator

Additional Program Benefits:

  • Complete coursework 100% online with no campus residency requirements
  • Choose your site supervisor for local clinicals
  • Become eligible to sit for the ANCC certification exam
  • Earn a respected degree from a top-ranked nursing school


As a seasoned nurse practitioner, you do far more than care for the sick. You elevate the practice of patient-centered care and help transform the way healthcare is delivered. Now it’s time to gain the doctoral-level credentials that support the breadth of your abilities. Prepare to advance your expertise - and your career - with an online Doctor of Nursing Practice from Bradley University.

Choose the unique path that’s right for you:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice — Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)

The innovative curriculum of our 100% online DNP programs is designed to prepare you for the highest level of nursing practice, research and leadership. Plus, the lessons learned in your online courses and clinicals can be immediately applied to real-life patient care scenarios and nursing administration challenges. Depending on which track you choose, course topics can include:

  • Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • Healthcare Data Management
  • Planning, Decision Making and Performance Measurement
  • Principles of FNP Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing

Graduate with your DNP from a top-tier university like Bradley, and you can propel your future as a:

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Nursing director
  • Nurse manager
  • Healthcare director
  • Nursing care facility manager
  • Nurse executive
  • Nurse administrator

Additional Program Benefits:

  • Complete coursework 100% online with no campus residency requirements
  • Choose your site supervisor for local clinicals
  • Become eligible to sit for the ANCC certification exam
  • Earn a respected degree from a top-ranked nursing school


Graduates of this program are prepared to transform practice, lead and engage in practical, clinically focused scholarship and research. The Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing practice degree is a clinical doctorate requiring the completion of a scholarly project focusing on clinical nursing practice. Graduates will be experts in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating healthcare delivery systems and will be prepared to lead at the highest clinical and executive ranks.


If you want to pursue a career in the health care field as an educator, Northcentral University’s online Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in nursing education may be just what you need. The curriculum provides a strong foundation for a doctoral experience that helps develop scholarship, conduct research and enhance the leadership skills you’ll need as a nursing educator. This online PhD program is designed to prepare nurse educators and leaders to participate in and support the growth in nursing education.


Purdue Global’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to thrive in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. With the shrinking number of primary care providers, the nursing shortage, and the increasing complexity of patient care, the field of nursing needs clinical experts and leaders with the highest level of scientific knowledge and expertise. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Purdue Global is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).

Purdue Global’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice fits into the schedules of busy advanced nurses, allowing them to earn a valuable health care credential while continuing to work. This degree could open the door to new opportunities for clinical and leadership positions in a variety of roles.*

This program may not be available in all states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.

* Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Although certain programs at Purdue Global are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

Combine your current nursing skills with training in the safe, effective practice of primary care for the management of acute and chronic health problems of adult patients. As a student in this population focus area, you will participate in a clinical practice experience designed to provide you with an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world setting.*

This program may not be available in all states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.

* Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Please note that most states require nurses to be nationally certified in order to obtain licensure as a nurse practitioner. Students are responsible for determining whether they will be eligible for state Board of Nursing approval and certification as a nurse practitioner or advanced practice nurse in their state. Students can obtain additional information from their state’s Board of Nursing, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACN), and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).


Combine your current nursing skills with training in the safe, effective practice of primary care for the management of acute and chronic health problems of both adult and pediatric patients. As a student in this population focus area, you will participate in a clinical practice experience designed to provide you with an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world setting.*

This program may not be available in all states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.

* Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Please note that most states require nurses to be nationally certified in order to obtain licensure as a nurse practitioner. Students are responsible for determining whether they will be eligible for state Board of Nursing approval and certification as a nurse practitioner or advanced practice nurse in their state. Students can obtain additional information from their state’s Board of Nursing, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACN), and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

If you want to make an impact as a nurse educator, but are not interested in pursuing a doctoral degree, consider Northcentral University’s Education Specialist degree program with a specialization in nursing education. You’ll have the opportunity to develop the same specialized knowledge that you’ll find in doctoral programs, without having to write a dissertation. This program is specially designed to immerse you into a learning environment that supports the development of unique skills that apply to educating nurses.


Purdue Global’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to thrive in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. With the shrinking number of primary care providers, the nursing shortage, and the increasing complexity of patient care, the field of nursing needs clinical experts and leaders with the highest level of scientific knowledge and expertise. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Purdue Global is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).

Purdue Global’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice fits into the schedules of busy advanced nurses, allowing them to earn a valuable health care credential while continuing to work. This degree could open the door to new opportunities for clinical and leadership positions in a variety of roles.*

This program may not be available in all states. Speak with an Admissions Advisor for more information.

* Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Although certain programs at Purdue Global are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

With the growing demand for nurses across the U.S. and elsewhere, a shortage of nursing educators has resulted. NCU’s School of Education is pleased to offer an online Doctor of Education (EdD) with a specialization in Nursing Education. NCU’s exemplary reputation for instructional quality provides a strong foundation for a doctoral experience that comprises opportunities to develop scholarship, conduct research and enhance leadership skills for nursing educators. This program prepares you as an educational leader who participates and supports growth in nursing education. NCU’s specialization in Nursing Education is designed to help you fill the growing gap for qualified nursing instructors.  A master’s degree in nursing, or a master’s degree in a closely related field with a current RN license, is required for entrance into the program.


B.S. in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Save time and money by diving right into earning your D.N.P. at Northern Illinois University. Through this practice-based program, you’ll gain the hands-on experience and expertise to lead in specialized advanced nursing practice and research. Learn to formulate and implement patient care plans, applying credible research findings to innovate and enhance care.

FAST FACTS:

  • Credits Required: 76 credit hours.
    Cost Per Credit Hour: $720 per credit hour.
    Time to Completion: Full-time students can complete their degree in as few as four years. The maximum time to completion is 10 years.
    Program Modality: Coursework is online and the program has occasional, prearranged campus meetings.
    Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Hands-on Experience: Apply your knowledge immediately with an in-person practicum at a health care facility near you. Having trouble finding one? We can help place you.
    Fast-track Your Career: Skipping the master’s degree and earning your D.N.P. can save you time and earn you up to $9,000 more annually than those in similar positions with a master’s degree.

CAREERS:

Earning your D.N.P. degree prepares you for nursing roles including:

  • Nurse Practitioner: $110,930 median annual salary.
    Nurse Educator: $73,503 average annual salary.
    Nurse Administrator: $84,593 average annual salary.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Our online B.S. in Nursing to D.N.P. has the following admissions requirements:

  • Current Illinois RN license.
    Official transcripts.
    A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.
    A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of your bachelor’s program.
    A professional goal statement.
    Three professional letters of reference.


Our Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership program helps nursing professionals prepare to take on leadership roles within an increasingly complex and evidenced-based environment. It was designed to closely align with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials and the competencies from the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). To enroll in this program, students must have, and maintain throughout the program, a current, active and unencumbered license as a registered nurse (RN).

Students will explore key topics such as organizational leadership, economics and finance, advocacy for healthcare policy improvement and how to use data and technological resources for decision-making. Utilizing an innovative Interprofessional Education (IPE) model, this practice-based program also teaches students how to work with multiple health disciplines through intellectual and applied collaboration. Additionally, students will complete an evidence-based research project designed to offer invaluable hands-on experience.


Prepare to provide even better patient care and take your career to the next step. Northern Illinois University’s online, CCNE-accredited M.S. in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (M.S. in Nursing to D.N.P.) program prepares you to take on roles in advanced nursing practice, health care leadership, administration, research and education.

For registered nurses, this D.N.P., evidence-focused curriculum consists of 35 credits which includes an individualized practicum experience. You’ll learn new approaches to care delivery and advanced  knowledge on clinical judgment, systems thinking and accountability, as well as how to formulate and implement patient care plans that improve health outcomes and ensure patient safety.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Credits Required: 35 credit hours.
Cost Per Credit Hour: $720 per credit hour.
Time to Completion: Full-time students can complete their degree in as few as two years. The maximum time to completion is 10 years.
Program Modality: All courses are taught 100 percent online.
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

CAREERS:
No matter which path you choose — leadership, education or advanced practice — nursing employment is on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, advanced practice nurses make a median annual salary of $110,930, with a job outlook that is projected to grow 31 percent from 2016 to 2026.1

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Our online D.N.P. has the following admission requirements. Depending on your pathway, additional requirements may be needed:

  • Completed application.
    Official transcripts.
    A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 in a master’s degree program in nursing.
    Current Illinois RN license.
    A professional goal statement.
    Three professional letters of reference.
    A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.
    Preceptor-verified clinical hours in an M.S. program.