Nursing, DNP

Penn Nursing has been a leader in the science and practice of nursing since 1886, and continues to be at the forefront of advancing science, delivering solutions, and shaping health policy and practice to engender a healthier future.

The Post-Master’s DNP focuses on developing skills in translating research in practice, evaluating evidence, applying research in decision-making, and implementing viable clinical innovations to change practice and improve care delivery. Our hybrid online and in-person curriculum is designed to prepare professionals to become leaders in practice innovation by providing education in the translation of evidenced-based practice, project management, and leadership development.

In addition to our world-renowned faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, more than half of the required course curriculum will be offered online by fall 2019, with the goal of offering 100% of the course offerings online by 2020. This flexibility will allow nursing leaders the convenience of earning their PM-DNP while balancing their full-time career.   


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

NURS 651Healthcare Informatics1
NURS 789Principles of Patient Safety & Quality Improvement in Healthcare1
NURS 745Data Analytics1
NURS 851Translating Evidence into Practice (DNP Project #1)1
NURS 790Health Care Economics and Business Planning1
NURS 852DNP Project Planning II (DNP Project #2)0.5
NURS 748Leadership Development in Healthcare1
NURS 853DNP Project Implementation (DNP Project #3)0.5
NURS 500Introduction to Principles and Methods of Epidemiology1
NURS 540Current Issues In Health and Social Policy1
NURS 854DNP 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 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.