Doctor of Nursing Practice

As the world of nursing continues to change, there has been a push for more nurses to have a Doctor of Nursing Practice as their terminal degree. Graceland University is proud to offer this program that can help nurses pursue the next level of nursing. Admission requirements require the applicant have their RN license, a BSN degree, and a Master’s degree from a related field in order to be considered. Our goal is to prepare nurses for advanced practice roles and as clinical scholars in the translation of theory, research, clinical practice, measurement of patient outcomes and transformation of health care systems.

This program is 31 semester hours and includes the following curriculum:

  •     DNP Orientation Focus Session
  •     Professionalism, Ethics & Issues Health Systems Policy and Regulation
  •     Biostatistics
  •     Epidemiology
  •     Applied Transformational Research
  •     Project Management
  •     Health Care Informatics
  •     Organizational Leadership & Collaboration
  •     Scholarly Practice Project

If you’re interested in our Doctor of Nursing Practice program, fill out the form on this page for more information. A Graceland University admissions representative will be in touch.



CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Graceland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202)887.6791.
The master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa State Board of Nursing.
The baccalaureate degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa and Missouri State Boards of Nursing.