Doctor of Nursing Practice
Gwynedd Mercy University

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from Gwynedd Mercy University is designed to extend the skills and knowledge of current nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, or certified nurse midwives, enabling them to advance in their careers. The curriculum equips students for advanced practice nursing with skills and tools that allow them to:

  • ​Examine evidence based practice
  • ​Assess quality improvement
  • ​Engage in social policy changes
  • ​Provide systems leadership 

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Gwynedd Mercy University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students), GRE

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Occupational License, Interview, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Requires one in-person executive session completed the week of graduation
  • Must have a current RN license and professional liability insurance
  • Requires a master's degree from an accredited nursing program
  • Must have recent full-time professional nursing experience
  • Graduate-level prerequisites in pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics required