The online DNP degree program from the University of Saint Joseph is designed to equip nurses with leadership skills intended for career advancement in healthcare settings. Coursework integrates a holistic approach that combines scholarship and research with communication and advocacy to best meet the needs of local communities.
Professionals can choose to specialize in either the Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Curriculum for both meets the requirements of the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. On completion of the program, students may also opt to sit for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
University of Saint Joseph is accredited by:
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.2 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Criminal Background Check