The Best DNP Degree Programs in the US

February 26th 2020

As the development of the DNP program builds, responsibilities and career opportunities for nurses with this degree become more significant.

Four rankings of the best Doctor of Nursing (DNP) degree programs in the United States have been released by Best Health Degrees, an online resource for health degrees and programs. The rankings compared 58 programs, including those on-campus, and online.

The top 3 of 25 Best DNP Programs of 2020:

  1. University of Maryland-Baltimore
  2. Oregon Health & Science University
  3. University of Nebraska Medical Center

The top 3 of 15 Online DNP programs:

  1. Purdue University Global
  2. University of Florida
  3. Ohio State University

The top 3 of 10 Fastest Online Doctor of Nursing Practice for 2020:

  1. University of Miami
  2. Samford University, in Alabama
  3. Frontier Nursing University, in Kentucky

The top 3 of 10 Most Affordable Online DNP for 2020:

  1. New Mexico State University
  2. Texas Women’s University
  3. East Carolina University, in North Carolina

Best Health Degrees provides current information that health care professionals need to explore their health care career options. In addition, health care professionals can learn what skills and training are required, find what salary they can expect to make, and get an edge in landing the best jobs.

“For practicing nurses, the highest levels of responsibility and authority are in advanced practice and administration,” said Best Health Degrees editors, in a prepared statement. “The DNP job description may include practicing as a primary care practitioner. In over 20 states, that includes assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients.”

As the development of the DNP program builds, responsibilities and career opportunities for nurses with this degree become more significant. In many areas where access to physicians is difficult, a DNP-trained nurse may be the only doctor patients see.

Additional information and complete rankings are available at besthealthdegrees.com.

REFERENCE

Best health degrees releases national rankings of DNP degree programs [news release]. Chapel Hill, NC; PR Newswire: February 25, 2020. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/best-health-degrees-releases-national-rankings-of-dnp-degree-programs-301010759.html. Accessed February 25, 2020.

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