Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Overview

Propel Your Career to the Next Level 

Built with you in mind, our DNP program is unique, and innovative. You'll follow a carefully sequenced and integrated curriculum that is designed to deliver the knowledge, skills, and abilities you need to propel your career to the next level. You'll succeed with the support of your fellow peers as you journey together through five semesters to graduate in just 20 months.

The IUSON DNP program offers:

Relevant learning

Our innovative curriculum is like none other nationwide, giving you access to national and global healthcare leaders as you and your peers solve real-world, complex healthcare problems. You will solve multiple case studies while in the program, giving you the knowledge, skills, and abilities to graduate ready to lead in complex health systems.

Growth-expanding relationships

Our program is designed around your busy schedule. You will learn from your peers, faculty, and national and local nursing educators and leaders via a mix of distance-accessible coursework, and synchronous video-conference class times. Additionally, you will experience up to 11 days of on-campus intensive immersion experiences across the five semesters of the program. You'll find success as you both receive and give support to your fellow students. Staying together as a cohort throughout the program ties you together in professional partnerships that often continue to grow well beyond your graduation.

Meaningful experiences

Complete a minimum of eight credits of innovative, interprofessional practicum hours where you apply what you're learning in didactic coursework to your own leadership plans and trajectory. Together with students in business, engineering, health communications, design thinking, and informatics and computing, and beyond, you can develop your interprofessional competencies as you solve real-world case studies and compete for best solutions. Tailor and act on your own personal leadership development plans. Plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate projects that focus on your practice interests.  These combined experiences help you see other ways of thinking, prepare you for success, and help you learn to "stand and deliver" solutions to today's complex healthcare challenges.

With an IU School of Nursing DNP, you'll be ready to lead teams, manage a service line or clinical department, impact health policy, or take on a leadership role in a wide range of healthcare organizations. Answer the call to take your healthcare career to the next level with an IUSON DNP.