Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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 allow you to qualify for leadership, clinical and educator roles.

Troy University understands 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 to 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.

If you are interested in a terminal degree in nursing practice, TROY’s DNP program is designed just for you. Post–BSN and post–MSN options are available and the program is offered online. Space is limited so apply today.

The Troy University 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 to you online, and we’ll be sure you’re ready by providing you with an on-campus orientation. 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:

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


You may enter the DNP program with either a

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or a
  • Master of Science in Nursing

from a ACEN or CCNE 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.

Troy University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Troy University.

Troy University School of Nursing DNP Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA, 30326; (404) 975-5000).

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.

Apply Now!