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Doctor of Nursing Practice Online

22-27 Months

36 Credit Hours

$19,800 Tuition

8 or 14 Week Courses

Doctor of Nursing Practice Online

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22-27 Months

36 Credit Hours

$19,800 Tuition

8 or 14 Week Courses

About the Program

This program is offered to Texas residents only.

The accelerated Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online program* is geared toward active, advanced practice and MSN-prepared nurses who want to make a difference for the patients they serve by evaluating and implementing evidence-based findings to positively influence outcomes.

This CCNE-accredited online DNP program will give you the ability to research and synthesize the complex challenges of the healthcare environment to provide innovative practice solutions for the workplace. Prepare to lead change in addressing the challenges faced by today’s healthcare providers with evidence-based strategies and methods. This program prepares nurses for leadership in clinical practice, consultative or policy-setting roles.

Courses include leadership within health systems, translational research, healthcare policy, epidemiology and a practicum. Job opportunities for DNP graduates are varied and could include positions in hospitals, government or private practice.

The UT Arlington online DNP program includes these key elements:

  • The flexibility of 100% online / asynchronous coursework
  • Designed specifically for working, board-certified APRNs, post-master’s nurse practitioners or nurses with an MSN in Administration
  • Equips nurses to make an impact through research and critical analysis to synthesize findings and determine best practices in healthcare workplace environments
  • Accelerated coursework—can complete in 22-27 months
  • Taught by DNP-prepared, experienced faculty from across all areas of practice experience

*Pending Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Approval

For more information, see Courses.

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Online Courses

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Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is a fixed first course that focuses on the role of DNP-prepared nurses in influencing systems level change. Prerequisites: Doctoral standing (DNP only).

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a review of core research concepts as a foundation for evidence appraisal and translation. New practice-based clinical inquiry methods and strategies to promote translational science are explored for application in the DNP role. Prerequisites: NURS 6320; Graduate Level Statistics (with minimum of a B).

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Critique policies and development processes to provide leadership in the development and implementation of policies influencing institutional, local, state, federal and/or international health care outcomes. Prerequisites: Doctorals (DNP or PhD); Graduate Level Statistics (with minimum of a B).

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed for doctoral students, this course focuses on analyzing determinants of health and designing health strategies to improve population outcomes. Prerequisites: Doctoral standing (DNP or PhD); Graduate Level Statistics (with minimum of a B). NOTE: This course may also be offered as NURS 6307.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduces the basic principles and biostatistical methods of epidemiology and demonstrates their applicability to population health. Prerequisites: Doctoral standing (DNP or PhD); Graduate Level Statistics (with minimum of a B).

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the selection, assessment and use of information systems, technology and data to evaluate and monitor outcomes of care, care systems and quality improvement. Prerequisites: NURS 6320; NURS 6322; Graduate Level Statistics (with minimum of a B).

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

During this course, students will use analytic methods to critically appraise existing literature and other evidence to determine and implement the best evidence for practice. Prerequisites: NURS 6320; NURS 6322; Graduate Level Statistics (with minimum of a B).

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the student an opportunity to design evidence-based process and interventions to improve practice and the practice environment. Prerequisites: NURS 6320; NURS 6322; NURS 6323; Graduate Level Statistics (with minimum of a B).

Duration: 14 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 6

During this course, students implement evidence-based solutions that influence health outcomes. Prerequisites: Completion of all DNP didactic course work. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0). Grade: F,R,P,W. NOTE: This course may also be offered as NURS 6331 and NURS 6332.

Duration: 14 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 6

This is a fixed last course. During this course, students evaluate evidence-based solutions that influence health outcomes. Prerequisites: Completion of all DNP didactic course work and DNP Practicum I. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0). Grade: F,R,P,W. NOTE: This course may also be offered as NURS 6333 and NURS 6334.

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Admissions

This program is offered to Texas residents only.

  • Applicants may apply to enter the DNP program with an APRN or a MSN Administration degree from an accredited program
  • The GRE requirement is waived for applicants with a master’s in nursing/nursing science
  • Current vita
  • GPA on master's course work (3.5 unconditional)
  • Prerequisite: Graduate level statistics course with a grade B or better
  • International students are required to have a TSE score of 40 or higher. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required if the applicant's native or first language is not English and if he or she does not hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution. TOEFL score requirement – Minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test, and achieve the following minimum scores of subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16; or IELTS minimum score of 7.0.
  • Current unencumbered RN license from any U.S. state or territory
  • Prior to enrolling in courses requiring clinical practice, the student will be required to meet the following additional criteria:
    • Professional liability insurance
    • Immunizations required by the CONHI
    • Clear criminal background check
    • Negative drug screen
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Costs

Affordability You Can Count On

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course* Per Program
Doctor of Nursing Practice $550 $1,650 $19,800

*Per-course tuition based on 3-credit hour courses.

Tuition Guarantee

The tuition deadline is the Friday (by 11:59 PM CT) before the course begins. If tuition is not paid before the deadline, you will be dropped from your course(s).

No late payments will be allowed and no reinstatement granted if you are dropped for non-payment. If you plan to use the UT Arlington website to make payment, please note that it may be down for maintenance on Sunday mornings. You may also contact Student Accounts at 817-272-2172 for additional information regarding payment.

Fees

All degrees are subject to application fees and graduation fees. Additional fees may apply.

Application Fees

A non-refundable fee as indicated below is required:

US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants with NO foreign college or university course work: $40

US Citizen and US Resident Alien Applicants WITH foreign college or university course work: $70

International Applicants: $70

Reactivation Fees

To read the Reactivation/Readmission policy, visit the Admission Requirements.

Graduation Fees

$40 for first diploma, $20 each additional diploma plus applicable mailing fees, and $60 for late application.

Graduation fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The fee will be billed to the student's MyMav account.

Payment Options

  • Pay by term

Refund Policy

Students wishing to drop a course and maintain no financial responsibility must do so by 11:59 PM CT before the first class day. The official class day begins at 12:00 AM CT.

The refund policy for sessions of five weeks or less is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day: 80 percent.
  • Second class day: 50 percent.
  • After the second class day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions greater than five weeks but less than 10 weeks is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the third class day: 80 percent.
  • Fourth day through the sixth class day: 50 percent.
  • After the sixth day: No refunds.

The refund policy for sessions ten weeks or greater is as follows:

  • Before the first class day: 100 percent.
  • First class day through the fifth class day: 80 percent.
  • Sixth day through the tenth class day: 70 percent.
  • Eleventh day through the fifteenth class day: 50 percent.
  • Sixteenth day through the twentieth class day: 25 percent.
  • After the twentieth day: No refunds.

The Academic Calendar indicates the deadlines to drop a course with a "W".

Cancellation for Non-Payment

If you enroll in and pay for a course or courses in one start date within a term, then subsequently enroll in another start date during the same term, and do not pay fully for that start, you will be cancelled from all classes for the term that have not yet been graded. Reinstatements will not be allowed unless there is documented university error.

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