Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.
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New, first-time BSN to DNP or DNP students only. Must meet all admission requirements and start class in the next term. Learn more.
About the Program
You have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership to proactively develop, implement, and evaluate ethical healthcare policies at all levels. By earning your DNP degree, you’ll encourage your own career development while helping guide and support colleagues in their own journey in the healthcare profession.
All the Details on Your Degree
ACU’s online DNP program adheres and aligns with the current trend in the education of nurses and supports recommendations set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the National Academy of Medicine, and numerous other healthcare organizations.
Advanced Practice Nurse
Executive Nursing Leadership
26 month minimum timeframe
Informatics to Improve Patient Outcomes
Foundations of Integrative Care
Epidemiology and Population Health
Healthcare Finance and Clinical Practice
Upcoming Start Dates
March 8, 2022
May 3, 2022
Common Job Titles
Academic Nurse Leader
Director of Advanced Practice Nurses
Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
Director of Nursing
Director of Clinical Services
Public Health Coordinator
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Linda Gibson, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Dr. Linda Gibson is the program director for the BSN to DNP and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. Dr. Gibson has been an associate professor within ACU’s School of Nursing for the past three years, though her teaching experience spans 30 years. Much of her clinical experience comes from a VA hospital, and her MSN specialty areas include Medical/Surgical Nursing (RNP), Teaching/Evaluation, and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (CNS).
As a lifelong learner, she went on to complete her DNP and is currently pursuing a homeopathic degree. Dr. Gibson lives in the hills of Tennessee surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
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