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Doctor ofNursing Practice

On-Campus

Degree

Your Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Starts Here

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Oral Roberts University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice is primarily completed online, with an on-campus residency requirement most semesters. As part of the esteemed Anna Vaughn School of Nursing, this post-bachelor's program consists of a Family Nurse Practitioner tract which specifically targets BSN RNs who will have completed at least 2,000 hours of professional nursing practice prior to enrollment in year two of the program. 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a practice-oriented degree and prepares you to translate and test research findings in clinical practice settings. Our unique mission to develop Spirit-empowered leaders will enable you to improve healthcare systems through evidence-based research. While serving in your preferred environment, the DNP program will allow you to learn current technologies and practices that enhance nursing knowledge and patient education.

 

 

 

WHAT ABOUT ACCREDITATION AND LICENSURE?

 

ACCREDITATION NOTICE

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Oral Roberts University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org/). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

The Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is the accrediting body for the undergraduate program. ORU Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and utilizes the same world-class curriculum as traditional courses.

 

LICENSURE

Oral Roberts University is an NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) participating university. “SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education” (nc-sara.org).

While we would love to admit students from all 50 states, we must abide by each state’s Board of Nursing (BON) educational requirements for advanced practice nurse licensure upon graduation from a distance learning program. The following lists are provided for your guidance. We encourage each non-resident applicant to contact their BON and review your state’s APRN guidelines for licensure. You can find your BON contact information here.

 

Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Montana
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Rhode Island
Vermont
Virginia
Washington, DC
West Virginia

Alaska
Arkansas
California
Georgia
Louisiana
Maryland
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
New York
Oregon
South Carolina
Tennessee
Utah
Wyoming

Alabama
Arizona
Delaware
Idaho
Iowa
Kentucky
New Hampshire
North Dakota
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Texas
Washington (state)
Wisconsin

 

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO GRADUATE?

This program is 30-credit hours. You could complete this degree in as little as 20 months when you enroll full-time. We consider full-time enrollment for this program as taking one 3-credit hour course over a 7-week term, with 6 terms per year. You take each course with those you enter the program with, and meet up with your instructor and cohort in a webinar 4 times in each course. 

WHAT CAN I DO WTH A DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE DEGREE?

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Healthcare Policy Advocate
  • Nurse Executive
  • Nurse Educator

ANY OTHER REASONS TO COMPLETE MY DEGREE ONLINE WITH ORU?

  • You’ll graduate on time with a team of Success Coaches who’ll walk with you every step of the way.
  • You can begin classes ASAP with year-round terms and direct access to our friendly admissions team.
  • Fit classes into your schedule so you can balance work and family commitments.
  • ORU Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and utilizes the same world-class curriculum as traditional courses.

Ask us about our introductory 7-day Graduate Orientation class that will jump-start your graduate studies. Experience what students around the world have gained earning a degree with ORU Online.

THIRD-PARTY COMMENTS FOR CURRENT ACCREDITATION REVIEWS

In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation.

Written third-party comments regarding programs must be received by CCNE by no later than 21 days prior to the first day of the scheduled on-site evaluation – or, by March 7, 2022. Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE. CCNE shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments that relate to the accreditation standards. All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE's policy on Conduct of Business in English.

If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program currently under review, please submit to thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org.

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at 202-887-6791 x268.

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