Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree Program

Doctoral degree cost per semester credit hour.American Sentinel University offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice program for nurse leaders and educators seeking a practice-focused degree that will help them gain the credibility, management skills, credentials and industry knowledge they need in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. Our DNP degree program features the flexibility of online learning, experienced faculty with significant nursing leadership and educational experience, and a nationwide representation of students to learn and grow with.

Choose from four Online DNP Program Specializations

The Doctor of Nursing Practice specialization is designed to foster the advanced practice of nursing leadership within a complex, highly computerized health system. The program is open to nurses who have an MSN and a minimum of one year of fulltime work experience in one of the following areas:  Faculty role, hospital management/leadership, Advanced Practice Nurse (NP), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).

Doctor of Nursing Practice, educational leadership specialization – For nurses holding an MSN, an unencumbered RN license and have a minimum of one year of full-time work experience in a leadership or faculty role in nursing education at a two- to four-year college/university or hospital/healthcare organization within the past five years.

Doctor of Nursing Practice, executive leadership specialization – For nursing managers who hold an master’s degree, BSN and an unencumbered RN license and have a minimum of one year of full-time work experience in a nursing executive or management/leadership role within the last five years.

Doctor of Nursing Practice, informatics leadership specialization – For nursing managers who hold an master’s degree, BSN and an unencumbered RN license and have a minimum of one year of full-time work experience in an informatics or technology-based nursing leadership role within the last five years.

DNP, executive leadership or informatics leadership specializations –Nurses in these specializations are not required to have/earn an MSN, so we offer three options:

  1. Nurses that have an MSN (immediate enrollment in the DNP program)
  2. Nurses that have a master’s in another discipline (e.g. MBA, MHA, MPH, or MEd) and want to earn an MSN and DNP
  3. Nurses that have a master’s in another discipline but do not want to earn an MSN, just a DNP