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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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We're proud to have been recognized by Nursing Schools Almanac as one of the top nursing schools in the Plains region as well as one of the top private nursing schools in the country.

Post-Graduate DNP | Online

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FAST FACTS: Post-Graduate Doctor of Nursing Practice

  • A DNP for those with a Master's in Nursing
  • This program offers a curriculum focusing on leadership skills and change management
  • Online courses with on-campus presentation of clinical project proposal and final project.
  • Two year completion track*
  • 32 total program credits

Tuition: $867/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2018-19 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.

Leadership skills that are in demand. The flexibility that you demand.

The Post-Graduate Doctor of Nursing Practice provides advanced practice nurses with the leadership, change management and systems design knowledge necessary to be a leader in the healthcare industry.

This program builds upon the knowledge and experience you have gained as an advanced practice nurse. If you do not yet hold advanced-practice certification, see our BS to DNP program.

Flexible format

We understand that you can't always take a couple of years off from work to go back to school. That's why we've developed a curriculum that combines an online format with minimal on-campus visits to make our program accessible to nurses who are working professionals who may not live in the Duluth, MN  area. Whenever possible, clinical experiences are arranged at appropriate sites near the student's home.

Career outlook

As healthcare costs continue to increase, DNPs and other advanced-practice nurses are able to transform practice by implementing innovative strategies that improve health care systems and patient outcomes while reducing cost (Institute of Medicine, 2011). The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that all types of advanced practice registered nurses will be in high demand, particularly in rural and inner-city areas.

In addition, advanced-practice registered nurses (APRNs) at St. Scholastica, like others across the country, are working to eliminate the barriers to autonomous practice, which has which has been called for in the Future of Nursing report by the Institute of Medicine (2013).


Board approved

The College of St. Scholastica Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner Programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and the Arizona Board of Nursing.

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  • "The College of St. Scholastica has turned my goal of becoming a Doctorate of Nursing Practice into reality. The part-time online curriculum tailors towards my learning style and grants me autonomy in my everyday life. Through collaboration, my classmates and I look forward to accomplishing our goals together."

    – Kelly Frasier, '17

  • Haley Stellmacher

    "My education has impacted me more than I ever anticipated, and my courses have taught me not only how to make organizational changes for the better, but how to lead them."

    – Haley Stellmacher 


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Chad OppeltChad Oppelt
Recruitment Counselor, Graduate & Extended Studies
(877) 287-8719