Program Overview

Now, more than ever, we need nurse leaders prepared to positively impact healthcare delivery, outcomes, and equity. The Carson-Newman DNP program provides you with the mentorship and tools you need to successfully lead change with courses focused on translating evidence for interprofessional practice, quality improvement, health policy, complex systems leadership, and more. Are you ready to expand your knowledge and increase your impact?  Apply now!


The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Carson-Newman University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.


  • 33 credit hours
  • 5 continuous semesters with new cohorts starting each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • Fully online (with the exception of the first class including a 2-day on-campus seminar)
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Graduate & Professional Studies
1646 Russell Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760
P 800-678-9061


A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we want to equip you to succeed.

• As a graduate student at Carson-Newman you'll receive access to the full Microsoft Office suite.

• Graduate students enrolled in at least 4.5 credit hours qualify to apply for federal financial aid. If you qualify, you can borrow up to $20,500 per year, which is more than enough to cover the total program cost.

• You'll be assigned a personal faculty advisor, who will help draft a course plan tailored to your specific goals.

Payment Plans

Our no interest payment plans help reduce up-front costs. Enrolling in a payment plan allows you to make monthly payments on your direct charges instead of paying your full balance before classes start.

Our Office of Financial Aid is available to guide you through the many options available to graduate students at Carson-Newman.

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