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The Graduate School

Doctor of Nursing

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McKelvie Hall
102 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

Fax: 610-436-2763

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Doctor of Nursing


  • D.N.P Doctor of Nursing Practice


  • Applicants must have an earned master's degree in nursing in an advanced nursing specialty from a nationally-accredited program. Advance practice is defined as a direct care specialization (e.g., nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife) or indirect care specialization (e.g., nursing administration, nursing informatics).
  • Transcripts representing all previous coursework completed. A GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) in a master's program is required as well as course work including a graduate level research course and an undergraduate or graduate level statistics course.
  • Official copy of Registered Nurse license from applicant's state of practice.
  • Two letters of reference addressing the applicant's academic ability and professional competence.
  • Professional writing sample. Please reach out to the department if you have any questions.
  • Telephone or in-person interview with the Program Coordinator (to be completed after applicant has submitted the other application requirements).

Other Important Information

  • The DNP is an online program offering synchronous and asynchronous scheduling. The courses represent three components: The Science of Nursing (10 credits), Leadership (9 credits) and Practice (16 credits). The curriculum builds on a traditional master's degree program by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, systems leadership, and other key areas. A capstone project, in lieu of a dissertation, is the culminating work.

Contact for More Information

Dr. Cheryl Schlamb

Nursing Website

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