The online DNP degree program from West Chester University of Pennsylvania builds on the traditional masters degree competencies by providing extended education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, systems leadership, and other key areas. The curriculum is comprised of three components:
- The Science of Nursing
% OnlineMostly Online
Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
West Chester University of Pennsylvania is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Interview
- All coursework is online with the exception of the first course, NSG 701 Transition to Doctoral Studies, which is a 2-credit class that is done over a weekend near the WCU campus.
- Applicants must have a Master's degree in nursing in an advanced nursing specialty from a nationally-accredited program.
- Advanced Practice Nurses must be certified by a nationally recognized certifying agency (e.g. ANCC or AANP).
- Nurse Educators must hold the credential of Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) which is the National League of Nursing's (NLN) certification credential for Nurse Educators prior to admission.