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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from Pennsylvania State University is designed to prepare highly qualified advanced practice nurses to be leaders, deliver expert nursing care, and improve health care outcomes. Built on the DNP essentials developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the curriculum focuses on the translation of research into practice, transformational leadership, and advanced expert nursing practice. To support these essentials, courses also explore topics in:

  • ​Nursing/Change Theory
  • ​Foundations of Advanced Practice
  • Health Policy
  • Informatics
  • ​Population-Based Health


  • Personal statement
  • References
  • A BSN degree is required
  • Hold an RN license

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)