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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Scranton Difference

As a student in The University of Scranton DNP program, you will participate in a learning environment where ethical leadership, creative problem solving, service to patients and communities, inter-professional teamwork, appreciation of diversity, and commitment to practice excellence are the hallmarks. 

  • Scranton's graduate Nursing program was ranked #98 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 edition of "Best Graduate Schools."
  • The program is designed for different schedules with a hybrid model that allows for both on-campus and on-line coursework.
  • At $772 per credit, the tuition cost for our DNP program is among the most competitive in PA and for regionally accredited universities.

Opportunities and Practice:

The DNP program will position graduates well for the opportunities that arise for health care practitioners, including:
  • Advancement in independent practice
  • Leadership positions in a variety of practice settings
  • Executives in health care organizations
  • Directors of clinical programs
  • Faculty positions responsible for clinical program delivery
  • Teaching in the clinical setting

It is designed to balance full-time employment and full-time academic commitment that allows for the completion of the program in just 21 months.

Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for the DNP degree program, you must:

  • Possess a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) from a CCNE or ACEN accredited program with preparation in an advanced nursing practice specialty;
  • Have an MSN GPA of 3.2 or higher;
  • Be licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Pennsylvania.

Take the next step!

Get started by requesting information using the form on this page.

Our goal is to provide individualized mentoring, a supportive face-to-face learning environment, and a world class education for our DNP students throughout the completion of their course work and scholarly projects.

– Dr. Mary Jane Hanson PhD, CRNP, CNS; DNP Program Director