Nursing, DNP

Our post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is a comprehensive online program that allows master’s-prepared nurses from all program specialties to enhance their clinical and leadership experience. Students can complete their DNP project at their own site of employment, and, in doing so, have an impact on their own institution.

Penn Nursing has been a leader in the science and practice of nursing since 1886. Being at the forefront of advancing science, delivering solutions, and shaping health policy and practice, the goal of the DNP program is developing leaders in practice innovation. The DNP program prepares professionals by providing education in the translation of research, implementation of evidence-based practice, project management, and leadership development.

At completion of the DNP program, a student will advance high quality, equitable
and accessible healthcare by:

  1. Developing ways to improve health and healthcare outcomes through translating research, evaluating evidence-based practice, and implementing innovative ideas.
  2. Applying project management acumen and data analytics to improve outcomes for patient/family, systems, or community-based care.
  3. Disseminating practice knowledge that contributes to nursing or interprofessional scholarship.

Curriculum

The Post-Master’s DNP requires 10 course units which can be completed in two years.

NURS 6510Healthcare Informatics1
NURS 7890Principles of Patient Safety & Quality Improvement in Healthcare1
NURS 7450Data Analytics1
NURS 8510Translating Evidence into Practice (DNP Project #1)1
NURS 7900The Business of Healthcare: Principles of Finance, Accounting and Economics1
NURS 8520DNP Project Planning II (DNP Project #2)0.5
NURS 7480Leadership Development in Healthcare1
NURS 8530DNP Project Implementation (DNP Project #3)0.5
NURS 5000Introduction to Principles and Methods of Epidemiology1
NURS 5400Current Issues In Health and Social Policy1
NURS 8540DNP Project Evaluation and Dissemination (DNP Project #4)1
Total Course Units10

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.