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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) masters
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP) doctorate
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) doctorate
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (DNP) doctorate
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP) doctorate
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP) doctorate
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP) doctorate
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (DNP) doctorate
Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist (DNP) doctorate
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (DNP) doctorate
Advanced Public Health Nursing (DNP) doctorate
Systems Leadership (DNP) doctorate
Leadership to Enhance Population Health Outcomes (DNP) doctorate
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The faculty are highly engaged in the online learning process and strive to use the latest and most effective teaching strategies for their on-line courses. They are also available to talk by phone or another electronic medium, such as Skype. In addition, the faculty are experts in their chosen fields and actively involved in the academic environment of the college.

School type Private
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Trimester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 13
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Clinical nurse specialist
Clinical nurse leadership
Nursing administration/leadership
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – primary Pediatric – acute
Family/primary care Pediatric – primary
Neonatal Psychiatric/mental health

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 20


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 60 full-time; 20 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree N/A
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training N/A
Tech staff supporting faculty 3 full-time

Class Size

Average class size N/A
Maximum class size 25

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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