Are you a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or nurse midwife planning to climb to the highest level of advanced nursing practice? Ball State University’s online doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) can help prepare the way.
The Ball State University DNP is a post-master's doctoral degree program for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives.
Our graduates are prepared with skills to assume leadership roles in nursing practice impacting health care outcomes at the clinical and organizational level.
Mode of Delivery The Ball State DNP program is designed for a part-time plan of study. Courses are offered completely online with a required on campus meeting in Muncie, Indiana, one weekend each year. Students complete clinical experiences and an evidence-based, quality improvement capstone project in their own community under the direction of course instructors and project faculty advisors.
Graduates of our DNP program:
Demonstrate advanced nursing practice
Analyze and translate research and data to support evidence-based practice
Design, implement, and evaluate health care delivery models
Use information systems/technology to improve health care
Provide leadership to enhance accessibility and quality of care
Develop, influence, and implement health care policies
Ball State University School of Nursing also has online RN-BS degree and master’s degree programs. Our master’s program offers a nurse practitioner track (family nurse practitioner and adult-gerontologic nurse practitioner) and a leadership track (educator and administrator).