Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice

Online DNP Program in Ohio from Walsh University

Walsh University is included in the Nursing Colleges of Distinction 2018-2019

CCNE Accredited Online DNP Program from Walsh University in Ohio

The online Family Nurse Practitioner program at Walsh University is accredited by the CCNE.

DNP Program Online from Walsh University

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Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice

Expand Your Scope of Practice

Walsh University’s Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares you as an advanced generalist nurse to assume leadership positions in a variety of roles. You will achieve this by integrating and applying knowledge from the sciences within the fields of organizational management, ethics, health policy and information technology.

Learn more by getting your program guide.


Online DNP Fast Facts

  • Smaller classes and proactive support from Enrollment Advisors to ensure your success
  • Caring, expert faculty build close relationships with students
  • Earn your DNP degree in just 34 credits
  • Flexible financial aid

Walsh University Recognition

  • Named a Top 100 Best Value School (U.S. News and World Report)
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • #49 in Regional Universities Midwest (U.S. News and World Report)
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • #29 in Best Colleges for Veterans (U.S. News and World Report)

Which DNP Program Is Right for You?

Don’t have a master’s in nursing degree? We are proud to offer two BSN to DNP offerings online. Keep reading to see which one is the right fit for you.

Our online BSN to DNP is ideal if you have a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited program and are looking to:

  • Design and implement innovative teaching strategies in a dynamic learning environment
  • Impact healthcare delivery and education systems
  • Improve nursing education

We are proud to offer two other DNP offerings online. Keep reading to see which one is the right fit for you.

Online DNP-FNP

Our DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner program is ideal if you are looking to

  • Focus on the primary care needs of patients from diverse cultures
  • Understand culturally competent care with respect to cultural and spiritual beliefs
  • Learn from didactic and clinical experiences
  • Improve patient and population health outcomes in complex health systems

Learn more about our online DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Online DNP-NE

Our DNP-Nurse Educator program is ideal if you are looking to

  • Design and implement innovative teaching strategies in a dynamic learning environment
  • Impact healthcare delivery and education systems
  • Improve nursing education

Learn more about our online DNP-Nurse Educator program.

Online DNP Program Curriculum

Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online DNP program. For a full list, please download a brochure.

NURS 710 – Nursing Leadership Role and Ethics in Complex Health Care Systems 3 sem. hrs.

In this course students synthesize ethical theoretical leadership concepts with personal and professional values and gain an appreciation for the changing sociocultural context in which clinical leadership is practiced. Within a clinical context, working with multiple disciplines and stakeholders, communication, negotiation, and conflict management is addressed. Transformation of systems, informatics, demographic and cultural trends, and advocating for ethical decision-making are emphasized. Using principles of chaos and complexity theory, students will explore methods for assessing organizations, identifying emerging issues, and facilitating organization-wide changes.

NURS 718 – Health Care Technology and Data Management 3 sem. hrs.

Students will explore healthcare informatics concepts, theories, legal and ethical implications, and applications within the healthcare environment and classroom. Critical issues affecting the development and implementation of information technologies (clinical, administrative and learning), knowledge management principles, and professional practice trends will be analyzed. Emerging information and communication technology in health care will be explored. Emphasis is on thehealth informatics resources to implement health care outcome improvementand support practice and administrative decision-making. Students will apply new knowledge, manage individual and aggregate level information, and assess the efficacy of patient care technology appropriate to their area of practice.

MBA 723 – Healthcare Finance/Economics 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores healthcare specific financial policies and issues, analytical framework and economic transformation for financial decisions (such as investment and working capital), methods of financial management, insurance coverage and financing. In addition, the course focuses on the ability to apply economic and population health models to address health service issues and problems.

NURS 708 – Translating Evidence into Practice 2 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on the critical examination of data analysis and interpretation for advanced nursing practice research problems. SPSS statistical program will be utilized for data analysis. Issues related to data analysis and interpretation of results will be discussed.

NURS 725 – Adv. Leadership and Management 4 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to advance the student’s ability to use leadership and management theory in nursing practice within current and emerging organizational systems. The student will build on previous course work to further develop the DNP leadership role in these focus areas: leadership development, management of care, collaboration with other health professionals, group and team dynamics, finance, physician relations/alignment, planning and human resource management (150 clinical hours).