Doctor of Nursing Practice
University of Pittsburgh

Program Details

The University of Pittsburgh offers an online Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program designed to prepare nurses for the highest level of clinical nursing practice. Students develop clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills to design and implement programs of care delivery. There are 10 concentration areas to choose from:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist – Adult Gerontology
  • ​Clinical Nurse Specialist – Psychiatric Mental Health 
  • ​Health Systems Executive Leadership
  • ​CRNA MSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
  • ​Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
  • Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) NP
  • ​Neonatal NP
  • Pediatric Primary Care NP
  • ​Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Ultimately, graduates are able to affect the healthcare delivery system through evaluation, becoming leaders in clinical arenas, establishing standards and policies, and meeting the needs of today’s diverse healthcare systems.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Pittsburgh 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)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Must have a Nurse Practitioner MSN to complete the curriculum online
  • A current license to practice nursing in Pennsylvania or the state or U.S. territory where the clinical practice requirements will be completed