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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Health care and nursing is a dynamic field—always looking forward, and always looking to ask “What’s next?” Are you ready for what’s to come?

The leading educational standard for advanced practice providers—whether they be nurse anesthetists, nurse leaders, midwives, or nurse practitioners—is to hold a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Pitt Nursing is leading that change, and bringing students the education that they need to pursue their dreams. Ranked ninth in the country by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing delivers an education that is guided by the highest levels of nursing research—and you in turn will contribute to cutting-edge nursing practice as you complete your DNP.

The School of Nursing offers multiple DNP tracks with full-time and part-time options:

DNP Application/Admission

Entry is available for BSN and MSN-prepared nurses; MSN-prepared nurses may complete select programs completely online, at in-state tuition rates.

DNP Student Learning Outcomes

View student learning outcomes of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

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