Choose a DNP Track

Family Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Leadership (post MSN)
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Post Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN)

What Makes Our Program Special

Radford University’s College of Nursing offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program to prepare registered nurses who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing science, a master’s degree or a master’s degree in nursing science for advanced nursing practice.

The program is distance-based to promote maximum flexibility while maintaining quality. Theory and research-based courses prepare our graduates to work in a variety of settings, and to provide leadership in health care.

The program culminates in a residency tailor-made to the student’s learning needs and career goals. Upon completion of the DNP program, graduates are eligible for Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Leadership. The DNP program offers the required clinical and didactic courses in all concentrations and more than 1,000 clinical hours.

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  1. Radford University graduate programs recognized in U.S. News & World Report 2023 Graduate Schools rankings »


    Radford University’s commitment to educating students on the graduate level has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report with its 2023 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings. Ten graduate academic programs in five schools and colleges are included in the rankings.