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

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

Full-time onsite students who elect admission for the fall of 2020 are eligible for in-state rates, regardless of home state, thanks to a scholarship support program at the School of Nursing that reduces actual tuition payment to that of in-state rates. This tuition scholarship does not apply to students entering the Doctor of Nursing Practice program for Nurse Anesthesia.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. The complete Nondiscrimination Policy is available here.

DNP Student Learning Outcomes

International Applicants

Graduate Academic Regulations and Student Responsibilities

View the DNP program brochure (PDF).

Academic Integrity Policy for Students