Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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Become a Leader from the Bedside to the Boardroom

The need for advanced practice nursing professionals is expected to grow, and now’s the perfect time to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The UNH DNP program is designed for RNs with a master's degree in any field who are looking to make a greater impact on the world of healthcare. The low-residency, online DNP program is a post-master's program that prepares leaders in practice. You’ll increase your earning potential, discover new opportunities and learn how to become a leader with the ability to improve patient outcomes and influence important health policy.

How to Apply

Key Program Highlights:

  • Consists of 11 courses, 21-33 credit hours
  • Complete your DNP in as few as 18 months
  • Courses are delivered 100% online during eight-week terms
  • Receive up to 12 credits toward your DNP for previously completed graduate coursework


Program Details

Location: Online
Apply by November 1 for spring admission
Can be completed in 18 months
Programs consists of 11 courses (21-33 credit hours)

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DNP program established in NH

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Top-tier research

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Placement rate in jobs or other graduate programs within 6 months of graduation

Wildcat Quote

"As a UNH alumnus, I was drawn to come full circle, back to the University of New Hampshire for my doctoral degree. Online learning is the way of the future in education. It is a gold currency that provides students a way to grow and develop in their field while maintaining their personal and professional obligations. I appreciated the faculty’s flexibility and commitment to communication." – Catherine Loiselle, DNP 2021

Reasons to choose UNH

With small class sizes, our asynchronous program gives you the flexibility to complete coursework on your own schedule, a great option for working professionals. We offer several opportunities for on-campus visits during the program, including the doctoral symposium and graduation.

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Dedication and Support

Get personalized support from inquiry to graduation with UNH Online’s Student Success Coaches to help you throughout your educational journey.

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Faculty Expertise

Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields of practice.

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Earn your degree from a top-tier research university.

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