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Online DNP Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Positively Transform Healthcare with a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Patient outcomes are better when highly educated and compassionate nurses have a seat at the table. Earning your DNP degree in our low-residency online program with synchronous components, in which you learn alongside others virtually or in-person, offers a unique opportunity to move into leadership roles without disrupting your current nursing career.

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  • Duration 25 months
  • Cost per Credit $1091
  • Credit Hours 36

Program Benefits

  • CCNE-Accredited
  • Flexible, Low-Residency Online Format
  • Supportive, Cohort Model
  • Tuition Assistance Opportunities Available

Become an Expert in Nursing with an Online DNP Degree

Our interactive online classroom with synchronous components, in which you learn alongside others virtually or in person, allows you to earn your DNP in as few as 15 months and begin advocating for healthcare change.

The support of our hands-on faculty will help you change nursing practice to impact healthcare, even before you graduate. Through clinical hours and a scholarly project, you will build upon online classroom hours and impact nursing practice as you learn.

Graduate from the CCNE-accredited DNP program empowered to advocate for patients and the nursing profession competently and compassionately.


The robust curriculum and experienced faculty in Carlow’s low residency online DNP degree program challenge you to improve nursing practice and be a changemaker in your chosen area of expertise. Founded on the values of the Sisters of Mercy, our program encourages service-oriented scholarly work in collaboration with academic practice partners.

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Program Outcomes

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 26 percent increase in employment of advanced practice nurses between 2018 and 2028.1 When you graduate from the program, you’ll be ready to take on a variety of leadership positions and positively impact the nursing profession.

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Admissions Requirements

To apply for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Carlow University, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The online DNP program at Carlow University consists of 28-36 credit hours and costs $1,091 per credit hour.

Our team is committed to making your education affordable. We’re here to provide any help you need as you pursue your Doctor of Nursing Practice in our leadership-based program.

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Our responsive faculty and work collaboratively with students to help them achieve their goals. With the guidance of a dedicated faculty adviser, you’ll complete a scholarly project that demonstrates the value of a doctorally prepared nurse.

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An Online Learning Experience Like No Other

When you join the Carlow family, you get an experienced and compassionate team dedicated to your personal and professional growth. Online learning at Carlow offers the flexibility you need while connecting you to a vibrant, close-knit and supportive community of instructors and learners.

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Financial Aid

We understand that pursuing higher education is an investment. Carlow’s staff is always available to answer questions and connect you to resources for loans, grants, scholarships and employer benefits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes. You’ll share your learning with a group of students committed to similar goals.

The program is $1,091 per credit hour. Find out more about tuition, fees and financial aid.

Most of our faculty are full time. All are supportive and engaging throughout your educational experience. Meet our faculty.

Yes. Our program is CCNE accredited.

You can apply online. Learn more about the application process.

The program consists of 12-16 courses. Find out more about the curriculum.

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