Post-Master’s 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.


  • Current RN license in U.S. state/territory or locale where student will complete clinical requirements
  • ≥ 3.0 GPA in MSN (from an accredited program) or master’s in related field (must have BSN from accredited program)
  • Pre-requisite statistics course within the last 10 years with a grade of B- or better
  • Essay
  • Current CV or resume
  • Three letters of professional recommendation
  • Official transcripts

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education