Ohio University

Doctor of nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Available as BSN to DNP and MSN to DNP programs

The Ohio University Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offers a concentration in advanced clinical or executive practice to further expand the knowledge and skills of the advanced nurse clinician or administrator for the BSN to DNP student or the Post-MSN to DNP student. Classes are offered in a blended format, including both online and on-campus intensives (OCIs) throughout each course. DNP students will need to plan for three campus visits over the program of study at the Athens or Dublin Campus in Ohio to engage in interactive, interprofessional activities while learning the program from faculty, expert leaders in the field and peers.

  • Acquire knowledge of advanced clinical or executive practice 
  • Develop expertise in such areas as informatics, health policy and epidemiology 
  • Promote interprofessional proficiencies through individualized electives and practice experiences

View BSN to DNP program flyer (PDF)

View MSN to DNP program flyer (PDF)

 Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Ohio University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Hear from our DNP students

"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

"This has developed me not only as a nurse, but as a person. The pace of the schoolwork is very manageable. They put together the program so you go step by step in development of the doctoral project. I’ve learned skills through each step and been able to put them to use as I continue to work as an advanced practice nurse. I’ve come out of this program with several good friends as well as fellow advanced practice nurses that I call upon frequently for their expertise. This program has given me the courage to stand up and do things I’ve always wanted to do."

– Kristine Plotts, Current DNP Student

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$1.35 million grant awarded to OHIO to create new opioid workforce project

The Appalachian Ohio Opioid Workforce Expansion project award was made to Dr. Deborah Henderson, director of Ohio University’s School of Nursing (SON), for $1.35 million. The grant was awarded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.

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