Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Nursing Practice

With our doctorate of nursing program, you can become a leader in nursing and help shape the future of patient care.

Program Details

Reach the height of your nursing education with our DNP nursing 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 and other regional health systems.

As a PA College DNP student, you can customize your program based on your previous academic and professional experience.

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

This program is open only to master’s degree holders.

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Tuition & Fees

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Course Delivery

Course Delivery

This course is offered both
online and in-person.

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The core courses of the DNP are listed below. The core curriculum represents the common courses taken by all DNP students, regardless of track. The core courses listed as variable (or waived) are included with the intention of providing adequate clinical hours to ensure all students have the necessary clinical exposure to reach zthe required 1,000 clinical hours to obtain a DNP degree.

Clinical Leadership Track


Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000.

Is this is the right nursing program for you?

Start your education or expand your nursing career options while continuing to work. Flexible options let you tailor your education.

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Meet the Faculty

Andrea Petrokonis

Andrea Petrokonis DNP, FNP-BC

Nursing Faculty

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Cara Padovano

Cara Padovano, DNP, APRN, CRNP, FNP-BC

Adjunct Faculty

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Cynthia Castaldi

Cynthia Castaldi, DNP, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

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Jennifer Sheinberg

Jennifer Sheinberg, DNP, RN-BC

Adjunct Faculty

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Kristen Zulkosky

Kristen Zulkosky, PhD, RN, CNE

Director, Center for Excellence in Practice; Chair, Graduate Nursing

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Maria Pfrommer

Maria Pfrommer, DNP, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs

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