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.
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.
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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