On-Campus or Online Nursing Doctorate Programs

Nursing doctoral degrees are designed to prepare you for advanced nursing licensure or to qualify you for teaching nursing at the university level. Completing a nursing doctorate program typically takes four years of full-time postgraduate work, but can take longer for certain concentrations.

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Abilene Christian UniversityUndergraduate
Abilene, TX

Adelphi UniversityUndergraduate
Garden City, NY

Albany State UniversityUndergraduate
Albany, GA

Alcorn State UniversityUndergraduate
Alcorn State, MS

Alderson Broaddus UniversityUndergraduate
Philippi, WV

Allegheny CollegeUndergraduate
Meadville, PA

Alvernia UniversityUndergraduate
Reading, PA

Alverno CollegeUndergraduate
Milwaukee, WI

American International CollegeUndergraduate
Springfield, MA

Anderson UniversityUndergraduate
Anderson, IN

Andrews UniversityUndergraduate
Berrien Springs, MI

Andrews UniversityOnline

Angelo State UniversityUndergraduate
San Angelo, TX

Anna Maria CollegeUndergraduate
Paxton, MA

Appalachian State UniversityUndergraduate
Boone, NC

Appalachian State UniversityOnline

Arkansas State UniversityUndergraduate
State University, AR

Arkansas Tech UniversityUndergraduate
Russellville, AR

Arkansas Tech UniversityOnline

Armstrong State UniversityUndergraduate
Savannah, GA

Auburn UniversityUndergraduate
Auburn, AL

Auburn University--MontgomeryUndergraduate
Montgomery, AL

Augsburg CollegeUndergraduate
Minneapolis, MN

Augustana CollegeUndergraduate
Sioux Falls, SD

Aurora UniversityUndergraduate
Aurora, IL

Austin Peay State UniversityUndergraduate
Clarksville, TN

Avila UniversityUndergraduate
Kansas City, MO

Azusa Pacific UniversityUndergraduate
Azusa, CA

Baker UniversityUndergraduate
Baldwin City, KS

Baker UniversityOnline

Ball State UniversityUndergraduate
Muncie, IN

Ball State UniversityOnline

Barry UniversityUndergraduate
Miami Shores, FL

Barton CollegeUndergraduate
Wilson, NC

Baylor UniversityUndergraduate
Waco, TX

Bellarmine UniversityUndergraduate
Louisville, KY

Belmont UniversityUndergraduate
Nashville, TN

Bemidji State UniversityUndergraduate
Bemidji, MN

Bemidji State UniversityOnline

Benedictine UniversityUndergraduate
Lisle, IL

Berea CollegeUndergraduate
Berea, KY

Berry CollegeUndergraduate
Mount Berry, GA

Bethel CollegeUndergraduate
Mishawaka, IN

Bethel CollegeOnline

Bethel CollegeUndergraduate
North Newton, KS

Bethel UniversityUndergraduate
McKenzie, TN

Online Nursing Doctoral Degrees

Earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is becoming the standard level of education required to enter the top levels of the nursing profession. Earning this degree prepares you to become an advanced practice registered nurse, paving the way for jobs such as nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist, certified nurse midwife and clinical nurse specialist.

A DNP also prepares you for becoming an educator at the university level or entering into management.

Earn a DNP Online or On-Campus

Due to demand, nursing programs can be found at almost every college and university in the United States. You can also complete nursing doctorate programs online, but keep in mind that the nature of the profession demands that even if you take courses online, you must also complete the required hours of practical training in a hospital or other healthcare facility.

Whether choosing to earn a degree online or on-campus, entering the nursing profession is a wise investment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of nurses will grow 19% through 2022.

Employment and Salary Outlook for Registered Nurses

The BLS expects more than 525,000 new nurses by 2022, joining the more than 2 million people already earning a living as a nurse. Part of the reason are aging Baby Boomers who are expected to live longer than previous generations and therefore require more medical services.

Pay for nurses depends on where they work. According to the BLS, the median annual wage for a nurse working in a private hospital was $71,640 in 2014, while those working in a physician’s clinic earned $63,800.