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Ohio University's Online DNP Degrees
Specialize in Advanced Clinical or Executive Practice

DNP Suite Overview

direct or indirect patient care paths
credits for BSN-DNP
credits for MSN-DNP
post-graduate nursing certificates

Earn the advanced credential that accelerates your nursing career.

In today's health care workforce, advanced degrees are essential if you want to propel your career—and your ability to provide excellent patient-centered care—forward. You can achieve those goals with Ohio University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP) and Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (MSN-DNP) programs. The online DNP degree provides working professionals like you, with the flexibility, knowledge and skills to build your expertise in leadership, informatics, health policy, and evidence-based practice. 

The School of Nursing also has five online graduate nursing certificates available.

Choose the Right DNP Program for You

Wherever you're starting from, achieve your DNP degree with a program that fits your life.

  • BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Ohio University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP) program is geared toward registered nurses who hold a BSN degree. Gain the educational eligibility to meet standards for APRN certification or other professional distinction through examination.

  • Post-MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Ohio University's Post-MSN to DNP program is geared toward working professionals who want to advance their careers while serving their communities. This program blends online and on-campus intensives.

Explore OHIO's DNP programs

Combined with opportunities to hone your leadership skills, Ohio's DNP programs will prepare you to succeed in a myriad of health care settings.

 Online BSN-DNPOnline MSN-DNP
Program DurationPart-Time: 9-12 semestersStudents take 2-3 courses per semester and can complete in 6 semesters
Delivery Format70 credit hours36 credit hours
Courses20 courses, 15-week terms12 courses, 15-week terms
In-State Total Tuition$42,560$23,328
Start DatesFall term onlyFall term only
Approved RN Licensure StatesSee list of Approved RN Licensure States for Application See list of Approved RN Licensure States for Application
Ideal CandidateGeared toward BSN-prepared professionals already working as registered nurses.Geared toward post-Master's nursing professionals ready to advance their careers.
Why Choose This TrackBSN to DNP will focus on the advanced nursing practice role in direct patient care such as nurse practitioner, indirect care such as nursing administration, or through indirect care such as nursing leader/nurse educator.In addition to multiple track options available in the DNP programs, MSN-DNP students have the option to complete additional certificates in areas including Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Leader, Nurse Educator, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
"The program is very family-oriented. We had one campus intensive that helped to bring all of us together. The instructors were very supportive of us through our journey. They are very understanding of our situations and our pursuits for this higher degree. You won’t find better support for instructors than through Ohio University’s DNP program. The school is just wonderful. I can’t say enough great things about it. " —Natalie Perry, DNP Graduate '18
  • Start Your Journey with OHIO

    Begin your path to a DNP today.

Further your career with a DNP from Ohio University

With the DNP degree, graduates can step into leadership, education, and advanced nurse practitioner roles. In addition, graduates can continue their training to receive additional graduate certificates in their areas of interest. Whatever their path, students graduate from Ohio University ready to meet the health care needs of individuals, families, and communities of the future.

Benefit from Ohio's Quality and Value

Now more than ever, we recognize that health is much bigger and more complex than simply treating disease. Health impacts every facet of life, from the economy to education. At Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions, we’re one of the nation’s largest health-focused colleges. But more importantly, our innovative approach to addressing health — what affects it, who provides it and how to improve it — is recognized and respected.

Students in our health care programs confidently join Ohio University knowing that they are part of an esteemed institution that engages in deep, awarded research not only at the individual student and faculty level, but also in collaboration with vital organizations including The Appalachian Institute to Advance Health Equity Science (ADVANCE), the Diabetes Institute (DI), the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health and more. 


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Ohio University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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