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Online Doctor of Nursing Practice




$293-$720 PER C/H 



Become a Healthcare Leader

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice doctorate that prepares clinical scholars recognized for outstanding leadership and innovative, evidence-based patient/population-centered outcomes. The program focuses on interprofessional collaboration and developing competencies in practice, leadership, quality improvement, and safety that enhance outcomes important to patients, families, providers, and organizations. 

Admission Deadline

Rolling admissions (applications due 14 days before the intended start date).

Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

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Pursue Your Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.


Benefits of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Outstanding Faculty Leadership

Learn from our diverse faculty devoted to educating nurses and impacting health care. With their guidance, you will advance health care through OUHSC's intensive research initiatives and health-related community outreach programs.

Strong Career Growth

Our program prepares you to join the healthcare administration and management sector, which is projected to grow 18% through 2028 (BLS). Nursing management positions can earn up to $129,000, and director roles can earn up to $169,000 (AONL).

Flexible Format

Learn in a flexible online program designed for working professionals. You’ll engage in online discussions with professors and fellow students while gaining the advanced skills needed to take your nursing career to the next level.

Same Academic Excellence

Like every OU Online program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success. 

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An Investment in Your Future

Earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.

Tuition for online Nursing programs has a wide range based on the type of program and what fees are associated with the program.

Please visit OU HSC Financial Services to determine the tuition for your program of interest.

Once accepted into the program, must to submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. 

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Program Breakdown

The creation of an integrated BSN to DNP curriculum is in line with the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties' (NONPF), the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), and American Organizations of Nurse Executives (AONE) commitment to move all entry-level nurse practitioner education to the DNP degree by 2025. The program is not an addition to master's studies but rather an integration of the objectives and learning opportunities required to attain doctoral-level core and population-focused competencies. 

  • Background & Scientific Underpinnings for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Informational Systems and Technology for Healthcare Transformation
  • Organizational and Systems Leadership in Nursing
  • Influential Nurse Leadership and Relationship Management
  • Leading Strategic Change
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Scholarship in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Leadership of Innovation in Complex Systems
  • Financial Management in Nursing
  • Healthcare Quality for Improved Outcomes
  • Fundamentals of Scientific Writing
  • Applied Statistics I
  • Research Methods
  • Nurse Executive Leadership
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Economics and Finance in Healthcare for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Practice Inquiry I
  • Roles, Innovations, and Opportunities of the DNP
  • Health Policy Local to Global
  • Practice Inquiry II
  • Practice Inquiry III 

Program Details

Minimum Prerequisites for the online Doctor of Nursing Practice program are:

  • Completion of a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours
  • Current U.S. license to practice as a Registered Nurse in a state where clinical rotations are completed
  • Submission of three reference letters, an essay, and a resume
  • Interview with DNP faculty

There is a two-step application process for the online Doctor of Nursing Practice: 


  1. Complete only sections marked required at
  2. Pay appropriate application fees.
  3. Submit your transcripts.
  4. Questions: Contact NursingCAS at or (617) 612-2880.


  1. Complete the supplemental application at:
  2. Enter the NursingCAS ID number from the Admission Application.
  3. Pay the $75 application fee.
  4. For international students, please mail the following to Admissions & Records:
    • Residency documentation
    • TOEFL exam results
    • WES evaluation of international coursework
    • Immigration documentation

Note: An interview may be requested by faculty.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form below, and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

Graduate tuition waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs. OU Online programs qualify for the OU Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver & Fee Exemption, and we encourage you to check your eligibility.  

Tuition waiver and fee exemption package application

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please contact the HSC Financial Aid office by emailing or calling 405-271-2118.


Why OU Online?

We are a top-tier public institution offering high-quality, affordable, professional undergraduate and graduate programs committed to maintaining academic excellence online.

Our Online Programs

Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.

Our OU Family

When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and be forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.


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