Online Doctor of Nursing Practice

Prepare for Leadership at the Highest Level.

Today’s DNP-prepared nurses are more than leaders: They’re pioneers. They’re not only advancing the future of the profession; they’re revolutionizing the country’s health care system as a whole. And now, you can join them. Earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice online from Bradley University.

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The master’s degree program in nursing, Post-Graduate APRN Certificate program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Washington DC 20001; (202)887-6791;

Earn a New Level of Respect. Rise as a Leader.

Less than 1 percent of all nurses in the U.S. have a doctorate — and Bradley University intends to help change that. Through our online DNP programs, we’re preparing talented nurses like you to do more than expand your clinical and leadership expertise. We’re preparing you to innovate in the industry, lead change and educate the next generation of your peers.

Choose from three tracks:


Family NP

(BSN Entry)

DNP – FNP Track (BSN Entry)

Smiling African American PMHNP working with a patient

Psychiatric Mental Health NP

(BSN Entry)

DNP-PMHNP Track (BSN Entry)

Why Bradley University for your Online Doctor of Nursing Practice?

Powerful Outcomes Begin Here.

Bradley University has been shaping leaders and innovators since 1897. Continuously driven by our commitment to excellence in teaching, research and learning, we’ve designed our online DNP programs to expertly combine rigorous academics with real-world practice.

Widely respected for our outstanding faculty and student-centered approach to learning, we’re able to provide the resources of a large public university — but with the personalized attention of a small private college. Study with us and join a rich culture of collaboration, support and shared values, one that will challenge you to grow personally and professionally.

When you choose Bradley University, you choose flexibility. Our online Doctor of Nursing practice programs allow you to complete your clinical hours with approved preceptors of your choice. Get the most out of your clinical hours by selecting different preceptors for each area of study that your clinical hours emphasize.

If you’re ready to join the next generation of nursing and health care leaders, then we’re ready for you.

Is an Online DNP program right for you?

Prepare for Your Advanced Degree in Nursing.

Need help deciding which online DNP program best aligns with your current needs and future goals? We can help. See details about each program below.

Online DNP – FNP:

  • You have a BSN from a regionally accredited college or university and an NLNAC-, ACEN- or CCNE-accredited nursing program.
  • You are passionate about family medicine.
  • You want to establish yourself as a leader in primary care.

Online DNP – PMHNP:

  • You have a BSN from a regionally accredited college or university and an NLNAC-, ACEN- or CCNE-accredited nursing program.
  • You want to provide psychiatric mental health advanced practice nursing to all ages in various mental health settings
  • You are interested in psychological communication skills and therapeutic treatments.

Online DNP in Leadership:

  • You have an MSN from an NLNAC-, ACEN- or CCNE-accredited nursing program.
  • You are a master’s-prepared RN and are ready to distinguish yourself as a leader.
  • You’re motivated and interested in mastering the administrative side of health care.

Here are a few other ways to know if an online DNP from Bradley is the right choice for you:

  • You want to collaborate with and learn from other aspiring nurse practitioners or nurse leaders.
  • You want a flexible online learning environment that fits your busy schedule.
  • You’re eager to learn from a faculty of passionate and experienced clinicians.
  • You’re ready to earn an advanced degree that can elevate your earnings potential.