All application materials must be submitted by May 1.
Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. must meet additional requirements and deadlines. View international student requirements »
Once you are accepted
You'll be qualified. Today’s complex healthcare environment requires the highest level of scientific knowledge and practical expertise to assure the best patient outcomes. Like other health professions, nursing is transitioning to doctoral preparation for entry into advanced practice.
The DNP at Southern is a practical alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. We are preparing nurses and nurse practitioners for leadership roles in advance-practice settings. The program emphasizes advanced clinical practice, research application, and evaluation of practice and care-delivery models. Knowledge and skills are enhanced through practical courses and relevant clinical experiences.
The DNP is a post-master’s degree for nurses and nurse practitioners. It is a primarily online program with three short campus visits, and may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
Students complete most of the course work, the clinical practicum, and a scholarly project at home and in the current work environment (or other convenient setting) to meet personal and program objectives.
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For more information, please call 1.800.SOUTHERN and ask for Graduate Studies.