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Applications now being accepted for EU’s new Doctor of Nursing Practice program

01/29/2014

Advanced practice nurses ready to enhance their credentials and prepare for rising standards in their field can apply now for Edinboro University's new online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

The DNP, EU’s first doctoral program, is offered in consortium with Clarion University. Details about the program can be found here. To apply for admission, please review the Application Procedure and submit all required materials including an Application Form and $50 application fee. All completed applications received by March 1st will be reviewed and considered for regular admission into the DNP program for the upcoming summer term. Interviews will begin in March. 

Designed to be a completion program to Clarion and Edinboro Universities’ jointly offered Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), the DNP is an invaluable asset to the region in addressing a critical shortage of primary care providers, especially in rural areas.  It also will keep EU in line with the goals of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, which voted to move the current level of preparation necessary for advanced nursing practice from the master’s degree to the doctorate level by 2015.

The 34-credit program offers specialty electives in advanced clinical practice and clinical nursing education. Students will be admitted to the program in cohorts of 27, with classes beginning each summer. The first offerings will begin in summer 2014.

Courses can be taken part-time over six semesters in an entirely online format. Like all of Edinboro University’s online offerings, the DNP program is designed to provide a flexible educational experience, allowing students to continue employment as advanced practice nurses while pursuing the doctoral degree.

Edinboro and Clarion’s joint online MSN program has been recognized for the last two years by US News & World Report as one of the best online nursing programs in the country.

With the addition of the DNP, EU now offers a comprehensive program of nursing credentials. A student can pursue a degree in one of Edinboro’s four undergraduate nursing offerings, continue through the online MSN program and complete her or his studies with the DNP.

For more information on Edinboro University’s programs in nursing, visit  www.edinboro.edu/departments/nursing/nursing.dot.