Doctor ofNursing Practice
Your Nursing Practice Degree Starts Here
Oral Roberts University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program is a hybrid program with
much of the didactic content completed online. There are on-campus residency requirements
most semesters. As part of the esteemed Anna Vaughn School of Nursing, this post-bachelor's
program consists of a Family Nurse Practitioner track that 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. Your education is enhanced by community
preceptors that can be either physicians or nurse practitioners. Preceptors will guide
your learning in specialty environments (women’s health and pediatrics) and family
medicine. The FNP track should prepare you well to successfully complete the Family
Nurse Practitioner certification exam.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is a practice-oriented degree that prepares
you to test research findings in clinical practice settings and translate that data
into evidence-based practice. Our unique mission to develop Spirit-empowered leaders
is incorporated into all we do and will enable you to improve your healthcare practice
through evidence-based research. The DNP program will teach you current technologies
and practices that enhance nursing knowledge and patient education.
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WHAT ABOUT ACCREDITATION AND LICENSURE?
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Oral Roberts University is accredited by
the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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.
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.
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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO GRADUATE?
This program is 70-credit hours. You could complete this degree in as little as 32
months when you enroll full-time. The program must be completed within five years
so part-time options are available.
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 will graduate with a Success Coach who will assist you every step of the way.
- Classes begin each fall with year-round terms and direct access to our friendly admissions
- 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.
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