Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice

With a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, you’ll prepare to lead positive change in your workplace and advance the field of healthcare.

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At a Glance

Delivery

Online with intensives

Finish in as few as

2-3 years

Estimated tuition

$31,500-58,896

Discover what’s next. In Bethel’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), you’ll become an agent for positive change across a variety of healthcare settings. With both post-masters and post-baccalaureate tracks, you’ll develop skills in leadership, management, critical thinking, and research, which will empower you to improve your organization and elevate the quality of care in your professional setting. Our program will challenge you to explore and implement innovative clinical practice and management methods to advance the field of healthcare.

Program Details

Bethel’s Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are designed to fit your life and goals, wherever you are and wherever you’re headed. The mostly online format allows you to complete your coursework in your own community, which enables you to apply what you’re learning to your unique healthcare context. With both fall and spring start dates, you can earn your degree in as few as two years. Start exploring our program options to determine which best meets your goals.

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Program Highlights

Leadership development


You’ll learn to lead confidently and compassionately in the areas of quality improvement, health technology, policy and advocacy, interprofessional collaboration, and more.

Reputable program


With nursing degree offerings at the undergraduate, adult undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, Bethel has produced standout nursing graduates for more than 35 years.

Relevant degree


Your education will put you on the cutting edge of healthcare trends and position you well for nursing careers in administration, education, and advocacy.

Ethics-based teaching


You’ll learn to deliver customized care to populations of diverse backgrounds and address ethical issues with grace and integrity.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice at Bethel University
Now more than ever, our world needs compassionate and knowledgeable healthcare leaders, and Bethel’s Doctor of Nursing Practice is preparing graduates who help meet that need. Through the DNP program, you’ll expand your skills as a leader in healthcare and learn how to translate evidence into practice and improve healthcare outcomes.

30+

years Bethel has been preparing nurses for excellence

Top 50

nursing school nationwide

- Study.com
The DNP degree is focused on leadership and transformation in the workplace. We prepare advanced-practice nurses to be leaders and change agents in their professional settings.

The DNP degree is focused on leadership and transformation in the workplace. We prepare advanced-practice nurses to be leaders and change agents in their professional settings.

Wendy Thompson
Associate Professor of Nursing

Career Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is one of the highest degrees in the field of nursing. Your education will put you on the cutting edge of medical trends and position you well for careers in healthcare administration, education, and advocacy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for advanced practice nurses is expected to grow by 31 percent in the next 10 years—much faster than the national average.

Skills

You'll learn how to:

  • Improve clinical practice
  • Think critically at the organizational level
  • Develop new leaders in the field of nursing
  • Use existing data and evidence to inform your decisions in the workplace
  • Understand nursing from a business perspective

Careers

Our graduates work as:

  • Nurse leaders
  • Nurse midwives
  • Nurse researchers
  • Nurse administrators
  • Public health officials
  • Independent practitioners

Employers

Our graduates work for employers like:

  • Healtheast
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Allina Health
  • Essentia Health
  • Sanford Health
  • Minnesota Birth Center
  • Ridgeview Medical Center

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