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Doctor of Nursing Practice – Education Online

Doctor of Nursing Practice – Education Online


Program Overview

Strengthen Your Nursing Practice with a DNP – Education


Prepare for the highest level of clinical nursing practice while sharing your nursing expertise with other healthcare professionals with an online DNP in nursing education. With 100% online coursework and pay-as-you-go tuition, our program is flexible and affordable while empowering you to achieve your professional goals and expand your career opportunities as a leader in nurse education.

icon As low as $15,840 Total Tuition
icon As few as 12 months Program Duration
icon 36-44 Credit Hours
icon As low as $15,840 Total Tuition
icon As few as 12 months Program Duration
icon 36-44 Credit Hours

Built for working nurses, this online DNP nursing education program will provide you with relevant nursing and educator expertise you can implement immediately. Learn about industry-specific, contemporary topics such as healthcare informatics, policy, leadership, finance and translational research. Advance your skillset in designing and delivering innovative lessons to expertly educate patients, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Through hands-on research projects and immersive internships, you will work alongside supportive faculty to apply educational theories in real-world practicums.

This ACEN-accredited doctoral program empowers you to enhance your established healthcare competencies and achieve your professional goals. Select your area of interest for study and complete your clinicals, and correlating assignments, in the context of your workplace to personalize your doctorate experience. In addition to completing required core courses, you will take nine hours of education-focused courses to further strengthen your expertise and become a leader in healthcare education.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice – Education program in the College of Nursing & Health Professions at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN by mail at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, by phone at 404-975-5000, or visit acenursing.org.

In this online DNP in nursing education program, you will learn how to:

  • Develop and demonstrate expertise in the design and delivery of effective training and education for nursing and healthcare professions
  • Learn to translate research findings into programs that improve patient and healthcare outcomes
  • Develop expertise in a specialty area that is of interest to the student
  • Identify system or organizational gaps in patient care or organizational effectiveness and develop/implement solutions to close those gaps

Prepare for a variety of educator roles in healthcare, including:

  • University Nursing Faculty
  • Nursing School Academic Administrator
  • Clinical Education Director
  • Director of Nursing Education
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Doctoral Program Support

From the first course to graduation, students have A-State’s full support. Our experienced faculty will teach, mentor and collaborate with you as you progress throughout the doctoral program.

Tuition

Get Excited for A-State’s Affordable, Pay-As-You-Go Tuition


Our online Doctor of Nursing Practice – Education program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All administrative fees are included.

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Total Tuition $15,840
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $440
Per Credit Hour Per 3 HR. Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$400.00 $40.00 $440.00 $1,200.00 $120.00 $1,320.00

Calendar

Don’t Miss These Important Dates and Deadlines


Ideal for working nurses, Arkansas State University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format with multiple start dates each year.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Fall 2022 7 wk 08/23/2022 10/07/2022 08/08/2022 08/12/2022 08/18/2022 08/19/2022 09/24/2022
7 wk 10/17/2022 12/09/2022 10/03/2022 10/07/2022 10/13/2022 10/14/2022 11/26/2022
Spring 2023 7 wk 01/10/2023 02/24/2023 12/14/2022 12/16/2022 01/05/2023 01/06/2023 02/10/2023
7 wk 03/06/2023 04/28/2023 02/20/2023 02/24/2023 03/02/2023 03/03/2023 04/15/2023
Summer 2023 7 wk 05/08/2023 06/23/2023 04/24/2023 04/28/2023 05/04/2023 05/05/2023 06/09/2023
7 wk 06/26/2023 08/11/2023 06/12/2023 06/16/2023 06/22/2023 06/23/2023 07/28/2023
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Admissions

How to Apply for Admission for the DNP – Education Program


We know you’re busy, so we’ve streamlined the A-State admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Students who are interested in the online DNP in nursing education program must have a Master of Science in Nursing degree from a CCNE, COA, ACEN or CNEA accredited program and a current unencumbered license.

  • Complete online application and submit application fee
  • Master of Nursing (MSN) from a CCNE, COA, ACEN or CNEA accredited program of nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcript(s) submitted by the registrar of any college/university you have attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution
  • Current unencumbered RN license

Graduates of an MSN program with a specialty option that did not include the required certification eligibility requirements from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or the American Associated of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) (Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology; Advanced Health Assessment, including diagnostics and disease management; Advanced Pharmacology; and/or a minimum of 500 faculty-supervised clinical hours) are also eligible to apply. A request for a curriculum “Gap Analysis” to determine an individual plan of study will be requested from the program coordinator prior to starting the program.

Additional Information

As part of your file, the following information is required to be completed prior to starting the first course (or the applicable course):

  • Satisfactory background check completed through Verified Credentials
  • Completion of the Verification of Clinical Practice by the institution where you earned your MSN (applies to non A-State MSN graduates)

Note: These documents are not required to render an admissions decision.


Also, the following information is required to be completed by the completion of your first semester:

  • Current CPR Records
  • Current TB Skin Test
  • Hep B Vaccinations
  • MMR 1 and 2
  • Professional Liability Insurance

Request all official transcripts be sent directly to A-State from all colleges or universities attended. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically or send all required documents to:

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses

Explore Our Comprehensive Curriculum


To finish the online DNP in nursing education program, you must complete a total of 36-39 credit hours. There are nine hours of concentration courses.

NURS 881V may or may not be required depending on clinical hours needed.

NURS 8123: Leadership, Policy, and Healthcare Systems

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Analyze leadership and organizational theories, evaluate healthcare delivery systems, and examine the role of the DNP in influencing policy in health care delivery, outcomes and professional nursing.

NURS 8143: Healthcare Finance in Advanced Nursing

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course provides advanced economic, financial and business knowledge required for leadership in financial planning and decision-making in healthcare delivery systems. Evidence-based models of practice, financial frameworks and theory are applied to practice-level, system-wide problems, including inter- and intra-professional teams.

NURS 8153: Healthcare Informatics in Advanced Nursing

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the complexities involved in managing resources in our healthcare system. Students will learn to use management theory ad informatics applications to increase efficiencies in various functional areas of healthcare services.

NURS 8213: Translational Research for Doctor of Nursing Practice I

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the student with the foundation for the DNP evidence-based practice project. The emphasis of this course is on problem identification, information retrieval, critical appraisal, and synthesis of a body of evidence.

NURS 8223: Translational Research for Doctor of Nursing Practice II

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on translating evidence into practice, identifying practice outcomes, sustaining evidence-based practice changes, and creating an environment to support evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: admission to the post-masters DNP program option or admission to the DNP in Nurse Anesthesia program option. Prerequisites for the post-masters DNP program option: NURS 8213.

NURS 8263: DNP Project

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A culmination of the two translation research courses where students implement a translation project, including the analysis and dissemination of the results.

NURS 8313: DNP Internship I (180 clinical hours)

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Practice opportunities, including in-depth work with experts from nursing and other disciplines. Emphasis is on the preparation for the DNP project.

NURS 8323: DNP Internship II (180 clinical hours)

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Practice opportunities, including in-depth work with experts from nursing and other disciplines. Emphasis is on the preparation for the DNP project.

NURS 8333: DNP Internship III (180 clinical hours)

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Practice opportunities, including in-depth work with experts from nursing and other disciplines. Emphasis is on the preparation for the DNP project.

NURS 881V: DNP Internship IV

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 0-3

Internship is the application of the DNP competencies through clinical practice activities. Required for students needing additional clinical hours to meet the AACN 1,000-hour requirement based on the number of MSN clinical hours completed. Each credit hour requires 60 clinical practice hours. (Only required for students who need additional clinical practice hours based on the number of clinical hours completed in the MSN. The clinical hours are variable.)

HP 6043: Measurement and Evaluation in Health Sciences

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course presents the theories of evaluation as related to the student and the various educational activities. Types of evaluation, appropriate application, preparation, and scoring of evaluation instruments are all critical topics included in this course.

NURS 6623: Curriculum Development in Health Professions

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course explores curriculum development in health professions. Emphasis is on education and competency practice links. Prerequisite, admission to graduate study and instructor permission.

NURS 6853: Teaching in Advanced Nursing Roles

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2

Focuses on development of knowledge and skill in teaching clinical information in advanced practice roles. Designed for nurses involved in formal and informal teaching of nurses and patients. Prerequisite, Permission of professor.

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