Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Become a leader in nursing and help shape the future of patient care.
Reach the height of your nursing education with a doctorate program that focuses on clinical expertise and expanding your career opportunities.
The part-time study plan offers an alternative to the traditional doctoral degree program by focusing on collaborative clinical learning in partnership with Penn Medicine-Lancaster General Health.
Customize your program based on your previous academic and professional experience.
|IPC 511||Graduate Research (Prerequisite) or approved transfer Graduate Research course||3*|
|Clinical Hours from MSN Degree||Noncredit/Hours allotted from MSN degree|
|IPC 512||Health Policy & Finance||3|
|IPC 850||Integrating Experience II||NC|
|MAT 600||Statistics for Evidence-based Practice||3|
|NHA 522||Organizational Behavior and Performance Improvement||3|
|NUR 700||Epidemiology & Population Health||3|
|NUR 801||Introduction to the DNP||2|
|NUR 803||Nursing Leadership for Quality and Safety in the Health Care Environment||3|
|NUR 806||DNP Leadership Practicum||2||120|
|NUR 807||Advanced Leadership Practicum *||3||(180)|
|NUR 809||Health Information Technology||3|
|NUR 811||Clinical Role Immersion I and II for Clinical Leadership Track Students||3||(180)|
|NUR 813||Clinical Role Immersion I and II for Clinical Leadership Tack students||3||(180)|
|NUR 815||Evidence-Based Practice: Research Translation||3|
|NUR 816||DNP I: Project Planning & Development||3||120|
|NUR 817||DNP II : Project Implementation||3||120|
|NUR 818||DNP III : Evaluation & Dissemination||2|
|NUR 819||Knowledge Dissemination||1|
|NUR 899||Professional Dissemination elective||1||(60)|
|Total||34 (minimum) - 43||360 (minimum)|
*Students may also be required to take additional credits in NUR 807 and NUR 811 or NUR 813 to meet the 1000 clinical hour requirement.
A minimum of 1000 clinical hours are required to complete the DNP. This includes prior hours that have been accepted from the student’s respective MSN program.
Applicants will need to submit a statement of previous clinical hours and certification, if applicable, at the time of admission.
If proof of clinical hours cannot be verified, students who are nationally certified will have 500 clinical hours waived; students who are in the Clinical Leadership Track will need to document completion of at least 1000 clinical hours in the program.
Our nursing degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. See more accreditation information.