Doctor of Nursing Practice | DNP Program | Troy University

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Our DNP Program

Apply now for exciting opportunities to broaden your career by becoming a doctorally prepared, advanced practice specialty nurse. The Troy University Doctor of Nursing Practice program will qualify you for leadership, clinical and educator roles.

A Program That Fits Your Nursing Career Path

If you are interested in a terminal degree in nursing practice, this program is designed just for you. Post-BSN and post-MSN options are available for you to pursue, and TROY’s DNP program offers two advanced clinical specialization tracks:

  • Family nurse practitioner
  • Nurse leader

Troy University’s School of Nursing is committed to helping you achieve your educational goals, regardless of whether you choose to pursue your DNP as a full-time or part-time student.

Every course required for the DNP is available online, following on-campus orientation to prepare you for success. Concerned about your scholarly project? You will be assigned a faculty member who will be your mentor, a trusted teacher and supporter who will help you navigate your degree requirements.

The DNP program prepares you for a variety of leadership roles, including:

  • Clinical practice and teaching to improve patient care outcomes
  • Director of clinical programs
  • Executive positions in healthcare organizations
  • Faculty positions
  • Manager of quality initiatives

Why Pursue Your Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at TROY?

We understand that this nation’s complex healthcare environment requires you to have the highest level of scientific knowledge and nursing expertise to assure high-quality patient care and meet expectations for certification. That’s why TROY’s DNP program enables nurses like you to become expert leaders and collaborators in solving health problems. This program also infuses the nursing community with qualified educators.

Our Online DNP Specialties Programs

Ready to begin?

 You may enter the DNP program with either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master of Science in Nursing from an ACEN, CCNE or CNEA accredited program. You must have a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Alabama or the state where clinical practice will occur, and you will be asked to provide a short essay, letters of recommendation, a resume and documentation of your education. You’ll also be interviewed by our admissions committee.

We are here to help you navigate your way into our DNP program. Complete admissions information and degree requirements are available in the current Troy University Graduate Catalog available online at and from the School of Nursing.

For information call us at 1-800-551-9716.

Application Deadlines:

You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. Once all seats are filled we will not be able to accept additional students into the cohort. All application components must be received by:

May 1st - for summer semester start date
July 1st - for fall semester start date
November 1st - for spring semester start date.

Kristen Williams.

“I would recommend the TROY program to others. They are committed to helping their students succeed both personally and professionally. Their curriculum is well-organized and the faculty/staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.”

Kristen Williams  |  Bachelor of Science in Nursing '12, Doctor of Nursing Practice '17



Submit Application for Admission to Graduate Study.

  • To submit an application for admission to graduate studies, please go to and select future students. On the admissions page, you can create a personalized profile, submit an application, and check the status of your documents. On the Graduate Application, you will be prompted to choose a location. There you will choose “Online Nursing MSN/DNP” as your location and your program of choice.

Submit Your Nursing Application

All students enrolling in a clinical nursing course must have current, written documentation of the following clinical requirements:

  1. Current unencumbered licensure as an RN for the state in which you will be having clinical experiences.
  2. Professional liability insurance purchased through Troy University or a carrier designated by the graduate faculty.
  3. Annual physical exam with TB skin test.
  4. Results of serum titers for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella, indicating immune status.
  5. Evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B or proof of beginning vaccination series.
  6. Proof of BCLS certification (ACLS certification is acceptable).
  7. Verification of current health insurance.
  8. Negative drug screen certified by LabCorp Laboratories prior to first clinical course.
  9. Clear criminal background check.

All evidence documents must be valid from the time of registration through the end of the semester.

The DNP: Combining Leadership and Nursing

Kristen Williams.

If there’s one thing the world became acutely aware of during the COVID-19 global pandemic, it’s the immeasurable value that nurses bring to any health care organization. But, even before the pandemic, the compassion, expertise and strength of nurses have been the drivers of quality care in hospitals, doctor’s offices, ambulatory care centers, and other health care settings.

Learn More

For more information about accreditation and approval for nursing programs please visit the School of Nursing accreditation and approval page.