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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

As an advanced practice nurse, you have devoted your career to making a difference in your patients’ lives through the field of nursing. Now you can build on your knowledge and expertise to strengthen your advanced nursing practice, augment healthcare delivery, and improve patient outcomes through Walden’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.


Walden’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is professionally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education* (CCNE), the national accrediting agency for bachelor’s and graduate degree programs in nursing. This designation attests to the rigorous academic and professional standards of Walden’s nursing degree programs and their effectiveness in preparing students to make a difference in their profession.

Receive a 20% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contact you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the program that’s right for you, then apply.

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What Our Students Say:

“As a nurse educator, I use the knowledge I learned at Walden to help nursing students develop critical thinking skills and various nursing tasks.”

Cynthia Hickman

Walden Graduate
testimonial Cynthia Hickman

In this program, you will be prepared to

  • Improve health outcomes through leadership in the nursing field.
  • Guide your advanced nursing practice by analyzing current research in the nursing field.
  • Develop a foundation for lifelong learning in the nursing field by taking a leadership role in professional organizations.
  • Learn how to advocate for the advancement of nursing and healthcare policy

The DNP program’s coursework covers a range of topics, including

  • Healthcare policy and advocacy
  • Quality improvement
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Information systems/technology
  • Advanced nursing practice
  • Organizational and systems leadership

For assistance deciding which program fits your goals, call an enrollment advisor at:


*Walden University’s DNP and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.

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