The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program prepares nurses at the highest academic level for advanced practice and leadership roles in approximately seven semesters of part-time study.

Our DNP curricula has been recently revised to reflect the latest developments in competency development for advanced-level nursing education. The supporting DNP Handbook publication will be available August 1, 2023.

Admission Requirements

  • 2.8 GPA (inclusive of all graduate-level college transcripts)
  • Graduation from an accredited Master’s level nursing program in direct (e.g., Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, Nurse Education) or indirect (e.g., Nurse Leadership) patient care.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) licensure
  • English-language proficiency (
  • Substantive healthcare experience
  • Optional Submissions
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Personal statement

Degree Plan

The total program is 37 credits, and was revised December 7, 2022. NURS 8016 is a 1-credit course. The other twelve courses are 3-credit courses.

For more information

Dr. Mary Molloy

Director, Advanced Level Nursing Programs

201-692-2881 or email at: