Online DNP Programs in Pennsylvania

Several of Pennsylvania's private and public schools offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice, which is a terminal, practice-focused program. Available program specialties can prepare registered nurses for administrative positions or supervisory roles in medical facilities.

Chatham University

Chatham's DNP program requires students to complete 500 clock hours of nursing practice experience in a clinical setting in addition to online coursework. Students can complete the 27-credit-hour program in a year with full-time study.

Drexel University

Drexel's online DNP program can be completed in two years and includes an on-campus orientation as well as an optional international trip during the second year of study. Students are expected to complete a research-based project that aims to solve a problem or work through an issue in the nursing profession.

Duquesne University

Students in the online DNP at Duquesne University have an opportunity to study in Ireland or Rome as part of the school's study abroad program. This program requires completion of 35 credit hours, and students can choose from three concentrations: forensic nursing, nursing education, and transcultural nursing.

Gwynedd Mercy University

The post-MSN DNP program at Gwynedd Mercy University requires students to complete 13 classes and 400 clock hours of practical experience. This accelerated online program takes two years to complete and includes a scholarly project that is based on evidence and real-life experience.

LaSalle University

There are two options for entry into the online DNP program at LaSalle University. The post-MSN pathway requires completion of 34 credit hours and is designed to prepare students for careers in administration. For students with a bachelor's degree in nursing, there is a DNP track that prepares them for careers as nurse anesthetists.

Penn State University

This online Doctor of Nursing Practice program is offered through Penn State's World Campus and has two entry options: a post-BSN program for students who aim to work in nursing administration and a post-MSN program for advanced practice nurses and administrators. The credit hour requirements are based on the entry track one chooses. The BS to DNP requires 61 credit hours, and the MSN to DNP program is 38-46 credit hours.

University of Pittsburgh

There are four academic paths for students who are interested in completing the University of Pittsburgh's DNP: health systems executive leadership, CRNA MSN to DNP nurse anesthesia, clinical nurse specialist in adult gerontology, and nurse practitioner. There are six specializations within the nurse practitioner track, and the school also offers a dual-degree option resulting in a DNP in Health Systems Executive Leadership/Master of Public Policy & Management. Students can also choose a minor within the DNP program to supplement their curriculum.

Villanova University

This practice-focused degree program is designed for advanced practice registered nurses and nurse executives. There are full- and part-time study plans to choose from. The program starts with an on-campus seminar, and there are a few other times students meet on campus throughout the 32-credit-hour program.

West Chester University

This degree program is comprised of courses divided into three content areas: science of nursing, leadership, and practice. Students complete courses online and come to campus for their first course. There are two required seminars as students work through their Doctor of Nursing Practice project.

Wilkes University

This DNP program requires students to complete 30 credit hours and an original research project that points to a change in policy or practice. Students who need clinical hours to meet the program's competency requirement can take two practicum electives that can account for up to 300 clock hours of practical experience.

School NamePrograms OfferedGraduate Tuition (2019-2020)*
Chatham University Doctor of Nursing Practice $987 per credit hour
Drexel University Doctor of Nursing Practice $1,101 per credit hour
Duquesne University Doctor of Nursing Practice $1,441 per credit hour
Gwynedd Mercy University Doctor of Nursing Practice $930 per credit hour
LaSalle University Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Anesthesia
$1,040 per credit hour
Penn State University Doctor of Nursing Practice $924 per credit hour up to 11 credit hours per semester
$11,093 per credit hour for 12 or more credit hours per semester
University of Pittsburgh Doctor of Nursing Practice $1,122 per credit hour
Villanova University Doctor of Nursing Practice $1,375
West Chester University Doctor of Nursing Practice $516 per credit hour for Pennsylvania residents
$526 per credit hour for non-residents
Wilkes University Doctor of Nursing Practice $1,024 per credit hour

Sources: *School websites

There are many options to choose from when considering an online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program in Pennsylvania. The length of each program varies depending on a variety of factors, like an applicant's prior education and work experience and the design of the programs themselves.

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