Online Nursing Program Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

nurse and patient

The university’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice program is designed to help nurses continue their education while still caring for patients.

Radford University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its inaugural Top Online Education Program Rankings, 2012 Edition. Begun in 2010, Radford’s program was ranked 23rd out of 79 programs in the nation for student services and technology. 

Programs were recognized for offering such services as 24-hour technical support and flexibility for students in when and how they learn.

“The goal of our online D.N.P. program is to offer exceptional instruction to nurses who want to continue their education without leaving their patients,” said Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Sam Minner.  “It is rewarding to have U.S. News & World Report recognize our efforts.”

The university’s program is the first of its kind in Virginia to be offered in a distance learning format and to both postbaccalaureate and post-master’s degree students. The university’s first two D.N.P. degrees were awarded in August 2011.

Students currently complete one of three concentrations: family nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health or nurse-midwifery initiative.  The psychiatric and midwifery programs are taught in collaboration with Shenandoah University.

For more information, visit the Doctor of Nursing Practice website.

Jan 10, 2012
Christy Jackson