Why Should I Get My DNP from Eastern Kentucky University?

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The evolution of healthcare has created a greater need for the evolution of nursing practice. The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program at EKU prepares nurses to take on these new medical frontiers and challenges through evidence-based practice focused on enhancing the care provided to patients and addressing the health concerns plaguing communities.

EKU’s DNP program is designed with working nurses in mind. According to Dr. Molly Bradshaw, associate professor and DNP program coordinator, “EKU nursing has always been talented at combining distance/online learning with an in-touch, brick and mortar feel. It has always been about how do I help that working nurse make it work.” This is why our program is 100% online with 8-week courses and multiple start dates throughout the year. This structure, based off of student feedback, allows students to balance their professional and educational lives simultaneously.

EKU’s DNP program also boasts a smaller faculty ratio that allows for a deeper connection among faculty and students. Dr. Bradshaw went on to say, “Doctoral work is really about connection with your faculty because that’s really what is going to drive opportunity for you.” This student to faculty ratio allows faculty and students to really know one another and establish professional relationships that extend beyond the program. “I know my DNP students. I continue to know them and have connections to them outside of the program. When they graduate, we continue to do projects together,” said Dr. Bradshaw.

Our DNP program continues to build on the success and reputation EKU has built around nursing. Receiving multiple accolades, the DNP program at EKU is uniquely qualified to help nurses better their communities through their practice. Here are some of the reasons students choose EKU:

  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 best online graduate nursing programs in the country
  • Individualized mentorship for your DNP project and your future career success
  • Personalized advising from application through graduation
  • DNP projects that can be completed in your organization or community
  • Faculty trained in evidence-based practice who follow nationally-recognized standards for best practices in online learning

Want to learn more about our DNP program?

Earn your online doctorate degree from a regionally accredited university that has been an online education leader for more than 15 years. Our nationally-accredited, doctor of nursing practice (DNP) with a concentration in Organizational Leadership prepares students to innovate, lead change, and improve health outcomes for patients and populations. Unlike a research focused degree, EKU’s respected program is practice focused.

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