• 30 Credits 
  • Complete in as little as 24 months 
  • Low residency: take a Saturday class at the Oakland campus twice per term with extensive online facilitation
  • Financial aid available
  • No GRE or GMAT required   
  • Cost: $923 per credit


Are you ready to lead from where you are? Be prepared for a variety of advanced practice roles in leadership and education. Further your education through this innovative Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program.  

This 30-credit, low-residency program is designed to be completed in 20 months, which includes a Saturday class at the Oakland campus two times a term, with extensive online facilitation. You will take two to three courses per term. Six credits (of the 30 required) are electives. You can select a personal focus of interest from a variety of graduate-level offerings.


Carlow University’s DNP degree program is designed for nurses who want to learn to evaluate current evidence, gain competencies in translating research into practice, and then apply those findings in decision-making. Emphasis is placed on leading the implementation of transformational change in the student’s area of practice. 


After completing Carlow's DNP program, you will:

  • Critically appraise current scientific findings and theories to enhance the practice of nursing and health care. 
  • Translate and utilize evidence-based concepts and information systems to promote optimal health in diverse populations, settings, and systems. 
  • Create leadership roles and collaborate with other professionals to effect changes within complex systems of care. 
  • Pursue clinical scholarship and scientific inquiry to transform health care practice and systems.