Colorado Christian University

D.N.P. - Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership


8787 W. Alameda Ave.

Lakewood, CO 80226

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

D.N.P. - Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership at CCU is designed for nurses — nurse practitioners, nurse administrators and healthcare leaders, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse educators — who already have an MSN. Considered the terminal clinical degree for nurse clinicians, DNP leadership programs have expanded by nearly 150% between 2012 and 2016.*

The online DNP at CCU is a practice-focused doctorate that will prepare experts in specialized advanced nursing practice. Graduates will be able to apply credible research and translate evidence-based practice into improved health outcomes. The doctoral program provides development of advanced competencies for increasingly complex practice and enhanced leadership to strengthen healthcare delivery.

The DNP equips graduates for career advancement in several professions, including: director of nursing, CNO, leadership in a healthcare system, consulting, academe, staff and professional education, clinical practice, and nursing entrepreneurs.

CCU's DNP can be completed in two years of full-time study. The program includes 525 hours of clinical experience beyond the MSN.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA code: 009401).

Locale: Large Suburb

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