Online MSN to DNP Degree Programs

Discover which universities offer online options for MSN degree holders who are seeking DNP degrees and learn about what the programs have to offer, as well as each school's tuition.

Maryville University

Maryville University offers six online Doctor of Nursing Practice specialty tracks - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, a DNP with a Nurse Practitioner Concentration, and a general DNP. The general program is designed for students who are seeking to improve their advanced practice and become leaders in administrative and academic positions.

Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University has one online Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program that has ten core courses in research, theory, role development, leadership, economics, and improvement strategies, among other topics. Each course lasts seven weeks and in the end, students complete a DNP project by taking a one-hour course up to four times.

University of Florida

The University of Florida has one online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree that can be completed in as few as five semesters. The program is clinically based, designed for working adults, can be completed in 35 credit hours, and requires applicants to have an active Florida ARNP license.

Ohio State University

Ohio State University offers two tracks for its online Doctor of Nursing Practice program: the Clinical Expert track and the Nurse Executive track. The clinical track is a better fit for those who wish to continue to work closely with patients, while the executive track is geared toward those who wish to hold leadership positions in health care organizations.

Indiana State University

Indiana State University has an online Doctor of Nursing Practice that can be completed in 39 credit hours and requires a scholarly project that is chosen based on the student's work and interests. The program is designed for graduates to use scientific knowledge to evaluate, develop and improve health care policy and patient care delivery.

University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas offers one online Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The program takes two years to complete if studying full time and three years if studying part-time, and some campus visits may be required, including an orientation to the program.

University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama offers three online options for MSN-holding students seeking a DNP, all of which can be completed in two years. The options offered are a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Nursing Administration bridge pathway for students who have completed an MSN in Clinical Nurse Leadership, a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a new certification area for students who wish to take specialty courses to earn a certificate in an advanced area of practice, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Advanced Practice for students who wish to further their career in an advanced practice role.

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice for MSN-holding students. The program focuses on leadership, evidence-based practice, and health care quality improvement.

Students must attend an on-campus orientation at the beginning of their first semester, then return to campus in their final semester to present their DNP project.

Baylor University

Baylor University offers an online MSN to DNP program with four potential tracks; a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Family Nurse Practitioner, a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse-Midwifery, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Nurse Leadership. Students will work closely with clinical placement specialists who can guide them in finding and developing their professional goals, ideal work environment, and prepare them for their practicum.

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University has six MSN-DNP options; Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontological Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult-Gerontological Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, and a DNP Executive Track. Students will need to occasionally visit the campus for on-site course immersions.

School Name Programs Offered Average Graduate Tuition (2018-2019)*
Maryville University *Doctor of Nursing Practice
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse Practitioner Concentration
$14,346
Northern Kentucky University *Doctor of Nursing Practice $11,034 in-state
$16,974 out-of-state
University of Florida *Doctor of Nursing Practice $10,770 in-state
$27,335 out-of-state
Ohio State University *Doctor of Nursing Practice Clinical Expert Track
*Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Executive Track
$11,560 in-state
$34,064 out-of-state
Indiana State University *Doctor of Nursing Practice $7,416 in-state
$14,562 out-of-state
University of Arkansas *Doctor of Nursing Practice $7,563 in-state
$20,477 out-of-state
University of South Alabama *Doctor of Nursing Practice - Executive Nursing Administration
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - New Certification Area
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Advanced Practice
$7,956 in-state
$15,912 out-of-state
University of Cincinnati *Doctor of Nursing Practice $12,790 in-state
$24,532 out-of-state
Baylor University *Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse-Midwifery
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Executive Nurse Leadership
$30,888
Johns Hopkins University *Doctor of Nursing Practice - Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Adult-Gerontological Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Adult-Gerontological Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
*Doctor of Nursing Practice - Executive
$53,740

Source: *NCES

There are several options for students seeking an MSN to DNP program online. Most programs prepare individuals for positions in advanced nursing, education and executive leadership, however, a chosen specialty or concentration can give students more specific knowledge to take them to the top of their field.

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