Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused doctorate designed to prepare experts in advanced nursing practice. Our DNP emphasizes key nursing practice competencies and innovation, with several options for different fields of study in clinical practice, policy and leadership.


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GW Nursing is a leader in online learning with a reputation of academic excellence, flexible programs, and a respectful, supportive learning environment. 

We're focused on making our students feel welcomed, represented, and safe, as well as challenged to be leaders and change agents to improve the health of the nation.




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Online Learning

These specialties are delivered in a hybrid format with online courses and some on-campus experiences for testing and training.

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Flexible Format

Some specialties require you to complete a set number of clinical hours to complete the curriculum.

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Exceptional Faculty

Our faculty members are nationally recognized leaders in nursing who actively engage and inspire students to improve global health care for all.

Post-bachelor's DNP Options

We offer a seamless, integrated post-BSN to DNP pathway for students committed to doctoral education. This pathway will provide entry level preparation for the NP role across all NP programs without a master’s exit point. The pathway has critical learning experiences integrated throughout the curriculum so that full educational preparation of the NP is achieved only upon completion of the entire DNP program. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to sit for certification. 

Post-master's DNP Options

Our post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program options focus on preparing experts in advanced nursing practice, with opportunities in clinical practice, policy and leadership. 

Who Should Apply

Nursing professionals holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree who wish to become nurse leaders at the highest level of nursing practice by improving patient outcomes and translating research into practice.

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