Indiana Wesleyan University

Doctor of Nursing Practice


1900 W. 50th St.

Marion, IN 46953

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal degree designed to prepare nurses at an advanced level of nursing science. The program emphasizes the development of the student’s capacity to impact the clinical setting as a leader and to utilize clinical research to improve and transform healthcare. Advanced practice nurses with practice doctorates will address significant practice issues in a scholarly way, adopt broad system perspectives for health promotion and risk reduction, act as agents of change to transform client/community care, participate in the ongoing evaluation of healthcare outcomes, and assist in the translation of research leading to positive nursing practice changes.

Students may now enroll in a part-time option for the DNP program. In this option, students will take one course during each block. DNP 810 and DNP 812 are courses specifically developed for the part-time option for students to work on the practice project. Residencies and coursework will run concurrently with full-time students.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program will prepare students to:

Lead healthcare delivery teams to meet the needs of diverse populations.
Synthesize principles of leadership in the evaluation and resolution of ethical and legal issues within healthcare systems.
Apply creative and culturally sensitive approaches in the comprehensive assessment of healthcare systems.
Integrate character, scholarship and leadership in advanced nursing practice.
Develop innovative practice approaches based on theories form nursing and other disciplines.
Influence healthcare policy from an interprofessional perspective to improve health outcomes.


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

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

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

Locale: Distant Town

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