Gannon University

109 W Sixth St, Erie, PA 16541-0001

Program Details

The online DNP program from Gannon University is designed to prepare students as leaders in their practice area. Students complete an immersion experience in which they prepare, deliver, and evaluate an evidence-based practice project in the clinical area. Graduates of the program are prepared to:

  • Be culturally sensitive, competent, and safe practitioners who deliver care and act as advocates for individuals, aggregates, and communities of varying diversity and socioeconomic levels
  • Effectively use technology, large aggregate databases, and information systems to identify, use, and create therapeutic nursing interventions that promote health and prevent disease
  • ​Identify, analyze, and create evidence-based solutions to individual practice and organizational health care dilemmas
  • ​Synthesize and utilize ethical, legal, political, and advocacy methodologies to positively impact health care practice and health care delivery systems
  • ​Promote collaborative and multidisciplinary delivery of health care as members of teams and organizations across the health care practice arena
  • ​Provide quality nursing leadership and serve as mentors to other nurses, from novice nurses to nurses in advanced practice roles

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    Program Overview

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      100% Online
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      Per Semester Credit
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    • Official transcripts
    • A 3.5 out of 4.0 overall GPA in their Master’s work
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Submit a complete portfolio
    • A professional resume
    • A copy of a current license and advanced practice license
    • Evidence of active certification and current CEUs
    • Course description of a graduate level statistics course (if one has been completed)
    • A synopsis or evidence of a thesis or evidence-based practice project completed at the Master’s level
    • An essay

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


    If your home state is Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Washington, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Wyoming, or Oregon, please contact the Gannon University Office of Graduate Admissions for details regarding your enrollment eligibility.

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