The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is a clinical doctoral program for registered nurses who are looking to further their education. An alternative to researched-focused doctoral programs, the DNP builds upon a traditional master’s program by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and systems leadership, in addition to other key areas. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Advanced Education Nursing Grant, the DNP program prepares nurse leaders to become clinical scholars, health care and policy leaders and evidence-based practice experts, as well as informatics and quality improvement leaders. For additional information
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Residency requirements: Due to federal regulations from the Department of Education, the College of Nursing currently accepts applications for its online master’s and doctoral degree programs from residents of the states participating in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA). A list of participating states can be found at: http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions. Applicants are encouraged to check with their local State Boards of Nursing regarding any specific professional licensure requirements prior to applying or enrolling.
The Baccalaureate degree in nursing, Master's degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation)