Doctor of Nursing Practice

College of Nursing

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (Full)

Now is the time to reach for the highest level of expertise in nursing.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offers doctoral preparation to nurses whose career emphasis is in direct clinical nursing practice or transformative leadership as a nurse executive. Ohio State's DNP program offers two track options to students: the DNP Clinical Expert doctorate and the DNP Nurse Executive doctorate. The core classes are common for both options with additional specialty courses and electives for each track.

Important Info

Campus Requirements: 

Upon acceptance into the DNP program, you will participate in one required on-campus orientation session.

Sample Courses

NURSING PRACTICE 8400

Leadership throughout Organizations and Systems

Socialization to leadership and excellence in multiple dimensions of the Doctor of Nursing Practice role.
NURSING PRACTICE 8401

Strategic Macrosystem Management for the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Integration of theoretical, leadership and communication principles into strategic management strategies for evidence based, innovative macro system health care optimization for selected populations.
NURSING PRACTICE 8480

Quality Improvement in Doctoral Nursing Practice

Advanced concepts in collaboration, design, leadership, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement initiatives.
NURSING PRACTICE 8500

Health Policy for Doctoral Nursing Practice

Analysis of policy and advocating for change that impacts health at institutional, local, state and federal levels.

Featured Faculty

Professor of Clinical Nursing
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing

Is this program offered in my state?

Authorized
Meets or exceeds state standards and is authorized to legally offer distance education through approval or exemption by the state regulatory agency and by the State Board of Nursing.
Limited Authorization
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Pursuing Authorization
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