The practice doctorate in nursing provides the terminal academic preparation for nursing practice. The TCU Doctor of Nursing Practice program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), completely online, and designed to prepare students to assume clinical leadership positions in a variety of healthcare, business, government, and educational organizations.

We accept Nurse Administrators as well as all four Advanced Practice Registered Nurse roles (Clinical Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist).


for classes starting the following summer semester


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Our Program

  • What is a DNP degree?

    The DNP graduate tends to impact nursing practice through active engagement in the service/practice setting. Read more

  • Advanced Practice Nurses

    Our current students include clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Read more

  • Nurse Administrators

    Our current students include department directors, vice presidents, chief nursing executives, and chief nursing officers. Read more

What Our Students are Saying

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    Dave Tarabocchia

    I pursued a DNP as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) because I wanted to reach the pinnacle of excellence in my field. TCU offered a program that was achievable for those of us who do not live in a large city or near a large university that offers a doctoral degree. Read more

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    Pat Kelly

    I chose the Texas Christian University's Doctorate of Nursing Practice program because of TCU's academic reputation, program flexibility, on-line classes, and part-time options. I knew the expectations for DNP students would be high. At the end of the program, I was sure I would gain much more than a piece of paper and some additional initials to put behind my name. Read more

Latest News

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    The TCU DNP is pleased to announce their full accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

  • DNP program receives maximum accreditation

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program within Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences recently received the maximum accreditation of five years for a new program by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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