Doctor of Nursing Practice
Pennsylvania State University

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

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Pennsylvania State 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)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • A current unrestricted Registered Nurse License