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Take an even greater leadership role with a doctorate in nursing practice

Are you a nurse with a passion for compassionate, impactful healthcare? Ready to pursue advanced scientific knowledge and develop practical hands-on skills that will thoroughly prepare you for clinical practice? If so, a doctorate degree in nursing from Creighton University sounds like an excellent fit for you.

Creighton’s College of Nursing, founded in the principles of the Jesuit Catholic tradition, encourages students to become creative scholars, reflective and compassionate practitioners, collaborative professionals and global citizens through personal and professional formation anchored in social justice. Our dedicated faculty create and share new knowledge to advance the discipline of nursing through teaching, service, research and professional practice.

Many of our doctoral degrees offer flexibility, reliability and customization opportunities. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice, for example, is offered as a full- or part-time online program, making it easier to fit into your busy schedule.

26% projected increase in nursing positions by 2020 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Faculty spotlight
Nancy Bredenkamp

Nancy Bredenkamp

PhD, APRN-NP | Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs & Graduate Faculty Chair, College of Nursing
“Creighton’s Jesuit values are intrinsic to nursing. When we talk about care for the whole person, that, at its core, is really what nursing is all about. We teach our students to always make sure they're caring for the whole person, not just somebody in a bed.”
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Explore earning your doctorate in nursing practice

Click through below to learn what the program covers, its duration, method (online or on-campus) and more.

Nursing Practice (DNP)
While plans of study vary by track, all of Creighton’s DNP programs encourage students to gain advanced scientific knowledge and the practical hands-on skills needed to take on an even greater leadership role in healthcare.