EKU Among Top 20 Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programs

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Eastern Kentucky University is home to one of the best online doctor of nursing practice programs according to Nursing School Hub. The EKU Online program ranked No. 20 on the organization’s list of the top DNP degrees.

Top 25 Online DNP Programs

The best doctor of nursing practice programs offering fully online, hybrid and low-residency formats were evaluated by Nursing School Hub, using third party sources. Each program on the list is regionally accredited and almost all of them hold program accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN.)

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, IPEDS, provided tuition information. College Scorecard was the source for alumni salary data, which was used to determine value and return on investment.

To assess a program’s reputation, reviewers turned to Niche, a website with a data inventory that includes information from the U.S. Department of Education and student reviews to evaluate schools.

With a concentration in organizational leadership and a focus on evidence-based practice, EKU’s DNP program is fully accredited by CCNE an arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Additionally, it has full approval from the Kentucky Board of Nursing and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

The EKU Online DNP offers students:

  • An accredited 100% online program, from a trusted brick-and-mortar university, with no campus visits required
  • Courses that prepare nurses to innovate, lead change and improve health outcomes for patients and populations
  • 8-week terms, which provide the flexibility to focus on one course at a time and remain eligible for financial aid

One of the most unique features of the EKU Online DNP program is that every student works closely with a dedicated advisor who can answer questions regarding their application, help develop their plan of study and offer advice and support throughout their degree program.


Interested in earning your Doctor of Nursing Practice online?

Earn your online doctorate degree from a regionally accredited university that has been an online education leader for more than 15 years. Unlike a research focused degree, EKU’s respected DNP program is practice focused. It equips students with the tools they need and guides them through real-world implementation and evaluation of evidence-based practice improvements.

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