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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

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. 

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.

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

Take the next step!

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

You can also join us join us on campus for an Information Reception on Tuesday, April 19th, at 4:00pm with the Program Director and the Director of Graduate Admissions for additional information on the DNP program! Register today!

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

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.

The application process requires you to:

  • Submit an online application
  • Provide three professional references
  • Provide a three to four page essay describing current and past clinical practice, scholarly career achievements, and the proposed topic for the scholarly project
  • Participate in a personal interview with the program director or a faculty member to clarify goals and objectives