October 17, 2017 - 9:57am -- Ashland University

What Sets Ashland Apart From Other Online DNP Programs?

Nursing can be challenging and rewarding. As a nurse, you probably spend most of your time taking care of patients and working with other healthcare providers. You may have reached the point in your career where you feel you are ready to advance your career and take on more responsibility as a healthcare professional take on a leadership role within your organization as well. You can initiate the necessary steps to prepare for leadership by choosing to take your education to the next level. An online Doctorate of Nursing Practice program may be a good option for you.

Ashland’s Online DNP Program

As a nurse, you are busy. You work long hours and you may have a family and other obligations. You have decided that the online program is the only way that makes sense for you to pursue a higher degree. Now the question is which of the online DNP programs you will choose. Take a look at what sets Ashland apart from other online DNP programs!

Ashland’s online nursing schools offer a range of options, depending on your interests and your current degree. Our available nursing programs online include an online School Nurse Certificate Program, an Online Nurse Educator Certificate Program and the Online Doctor of Nursing Program. At Ashland, you can choose two paths for the online DNP program. We offer a BSN to DNP program – Family Nurse Practitioner program and an MS/MSN to DNP program. Both paths are online, incorporating residency activities throughout the program.

If you currently hold a BSN and an RN licensure, you could be on your way to a Doctorate of Nursing at Ashland University. This program consists of 77 credits and four years of full-time study (3-8 credits per semester) over 12 semesters. Students achieve a Doctorate of Nursing Practice with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialization.

If you hold an MSN and are an Advanced Practice Nurse with an active Certificate of Authority in a practice field, the MS/MSN to DNP might be right for you. This program consists of 32-38 credit hours and two years of full-time study (3-6 credits per semester) over a period of six semesters. Students who complete the requirements for this program achieve a Doctorate of Nursing Practice.

We recognize that you have great ambitions to move your career and your education forward. Ashland University offers flexible, online classes to help students work toward an online nursing degree. We also recognize that, as a nurse, you are part of a growing field with a lot of potential. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nursing jobs will increase by 19 percent between 2012 and 2022. Online DNP programs like this can help you take advantage of this employment surge in an exciting field.

When considering your next move to leadership through a higher degree, you will, of course, be concerned about and searching for accredited online education programs.

Ashland’s DNP program has received national accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In addition, Ashland University has been ranked as one of the 25 Best Colleges in Ohio based on a new ranking released by College Choice. All of this and more is what sets Ashland apart from other online DNP programs.

Contact us to take that next step for your career today and Request Information about one of our programs by filling out the form above!