Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice
Sacred Heart University

Program Details

Graduates of this program are prepared to transform practice, lead and engage in practical, clinically focused scholarship and research. The Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing practice degree is a clinical doctorate requiring the completion of a scholarly project focusing on clinical nursing practice. Graduates will be experts in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating healthcare delivery systems and will be prepared to lead at the highest clinical and executive ranks.


  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with proof of an MSN or equivalent from an accredited college or institution
  • Minimum graduate GPA of 3.2
  • Documentation from the master’s degree granting institution, on the university’s letterhead, stating the number of supervised clinical hours completed in the MSN program
  • Essay
  • Copy of current U.S. licensure as a registered nurse, copy of any additional (current) advanced practice nursing licensure and certification documents
  • Undergraduate statistics course taken within the last six years
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview by invitation
  • Professional portfolio with graded writing sample (brought to the interview)

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education

Restricted States

Connecticut, New York