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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

100% Online Doctorate in Nursing Practices at OKWU

Impact the Future of Healthcare

OKWU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to help professionals excel in their careers from the foundation of a Christian perspective.

What is OKWU’s DNP?

OKWU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership program is designed to equip nurses to serve at the highest level of nursing practice. The DNP program develops nurse leaders who improve patient outcomes and health systems by translating research into practice, all from a Christian worldview.

Designed for working adults, this program offers two doctoral learning pathways: A Post Master’s DNP and the BSN to DNP. 

The Post Master’s Pathway enables Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Informaticists, Nurse Educators, Nurse Administrators, and other master prepared specialty nurses to obtain a DNP in Executive Leadership. Additionally, BSN-prepared nurses with a master’s degree in a related field may also enter this pathway.

Similarly, the BSN to DNP Pathway allows bachelors prepared nurses to earn their doctorate of nursing practice. Within this pathway, students can choose master level elective courses in either Nursing Administration or Nursing Education foci. These elective courses are taken to augment the DNP curriculum. OKWU has designed this curriculum for experienced nurses seeking terminal degrees in practice-focused areas. Moreover, we prepare nurses to function as an advocate and leader, improving healthcare and patient outcomes through innovation and involvement in practice and policy.

Most importantly, both pathways provide graduates with advanced practice skills to serve as providers and organizers of the healthcare delivery process.

Dr. Rosanna Ketchum

Dr. Rosa Ketchum
Director of DNP Nursing Programs

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In addition to providing our students with a mastery of their craft, we desire to instill a firm foundation of Christian values and ethics consistent with the mission of OKWU. We prepare our graduates to be true leaders in the field of nursing.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Oklahoma Wesleyan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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One Course at a Time
  • Course length: Eight weeks
  • Delivery format: 100% online
  • Program length: BSN to DNP: minimum 3 Years, Post-Masters DNP: minimum 2 Years 
  • Style: Accelerated style with flexible learning choices
  • Total program credit hours: BSN to DNP: 54, Post-Masters DNP: 36
How does it work?
  • Program enrollment opportunities every term (fall, spring, summer)
  • Weekly Assignments: Students will complete weekly materials and virtually connect with professors and other students
  • Asynchronous format: Students can log into coursework 24/7
  • Experiential clinical hours completed through coursework, professional activities, and practice immersion projects
  • 100% online, take one course at a time
  • Continue to work full-time while earning a degree
  • Clinical hours achieved through coursework and professional activities
  • Transfer up to 500 post-baccalaureate clinical hours
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Personal advising
  • Federal financial aid for qualifying applicants
  • Corporate reimbursement accepted
100% Online Doctor of Nursing Practice at OKWU

Post-Masters DNP Pathway

Cost Total
Registration Fee $50
Graduation Fee $100
Technology Fee @ $65 per term $390
Total Tuition $28,764
Total Cost $29,304

Cost Per Credit

BSN to DNP Pathway

Cost Total
Registration Fee $50
Graduation Fee $100
Technology Fee @ $65 per term $585
Total Tuition $43,146
Total Cost $43,881

Cost Per Credit

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Oklahoma Wesleyan University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

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