DNP Practice Experiences

To be at the forefront of nursing education, we not only strive to meet accreditors’ guidelines, but we also work to meet the needs of our nursing students.  Practice Experiences are an important part of our DNP program.  These experiences are built into the courses and do not add additional work.  Instead, they offer more interactive learning assignments. 

Here’s what one DNP student had to say about her experience:

The practice experiences in the DNP program provide the students with great flexibility and the opportunity to personalize each experience. I also appreciate the layout; having hours designated in each course and having suggested activities provided but not required. This allows autonomy for the students and lets each student streamline the experience to best meet their needs.

DNP, Educational Leadership Specialization


  • PRACTICE LEARNING EXPERIENCES (PLE): Course assignments that allow you to use what you learned in the online classroom out in the real world
  • PRECEPTED PRACTICE EXPERIENCES (PPE): Course assignments that take place in the workplace or other healthcare settings.
  • CAPSTONE HOURS (CH): Practice experience hours in the DNP program that are earned during scholarly work on your capstone project

For more detailed information, please see the DNP Practice Experiences Quick Start Guide and the Nursing Practice Experience Guide.