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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Advance your nursing career. Become a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Gain strong knowledge of nursing scholarship, clinical practice, health promotion, disease treatment, and the skills necessary to work in a changing and evolving health care environment.

Contact us to learn more about becoming a graduate student in USJ’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

About USJ’s Doctor of Nursing Practice:

The curriculum meets the requirements of the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice and incorporates essential concepts such as:

  • Advanced nursing practice
  • Health promotion and population health
  • Organizational and systems leadership
  • Inter-professional collaborative skills
  • Clinical scholarship
  • Evidenced-based practice
  • Cultural competence
  • Ethical sensitivity and responsibility


  • Must be a Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in Nursing
  • Must complete 39 credits over a two-year period in conjunction with your plan of study, created and approved by the program director