Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused degree that prepares nurses to function at the highest level of practice for the current healthcare environment based on a strong scientific foundation for practice. The online DNP programs emphasize:

  • evidence-based practice
  • leadership
  • cultural competence
  • organizational analysis
  • policy.

Students prepare for advance practice roles, leadership positions and nursing faculty positions. The Doctor of Nursing Practice online format is flexible to promote student success, Students will be required to participate in residency requirements throughout the program. 

The Capstone Project is an integral part of the total program of study as well as the culminating activity. The project represents an original application of knowledge in the area of student specialization. The target benefits of the intervention or innovation designed by the student will focus more on institutions, patient populations or communities.

Specilty tracks include:

Faculty Spotlight

Dennis Gruber, Ed.D., AT, ATC, Chair, Health Sciences Department, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Athletic Training
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2003 and serves as clinical assistant professor of Athletic Training as well as chair of the Department of Health Sciences...Read more