What will I learn?

The College of Nursing and Health Profession’s commitment to quality nursing education and responsiveness to regional and national healthcare needs serve as the foundation for our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. This practice-focused doctorate will prepare nurses in multiple roles to make contributions to healthcare and nursing through scholarly practice, healthcare leadership, and nursing education. Course content builds upon the master’s degree and includes a minimum of an additional 36 hours. The curriculum consists of a two-year (full-time) or three-year (part-time) plan of study for doctoral level coursework which will culminate in the completion of an evidence-based capstone project.


Students admitted to the USI DNP program may select from two areas of study concentration: Advanced Nursing Practice or Organizational and Systems Leadership. In both concentrations, the plan of study is the same with all students enrolling in the required 13 DNP courses. Students complete assignments within each course that address the identified study concentration. The capstone project focuses on an endeavor consistent with the student’s identified study concentration.

Which department am I in?

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
USD $904.32 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Nursing and Health Professions

8600 University Boulevard,



47712, United States

Online/Distance (Two-year (full-time))

Tuition fees
USD $902.32/credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an overall minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5. English language requirements: TOEFL (paper-based): 550; TOEFL (internet-based): 79; IELTS: 6.

For international students

Completed master's degree in nursing from a nationally-accredited nursing program and a regionally-accredited college or university. Earned graduate program GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.

English Language Requirements:< /p>

TOEFL (paper-based): 550

TOEFL (internet-based): 79

IELTS: 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.