Doctor of Nursing Practice

School of Graduate Studies
Edinboro University

Prepare to Lead the Future of Healthcare.

With a healthcare system that is constantly changing and evolving, we need caregivers who are able to adapt with and lead it.

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), developed with Clarion University, trains and develops tomorrow’s healthcare leaders.

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice program educates masters prepared nurses to create a stronger, more patient-focused healthcare system. Doctoral students develop their skills in leadership, expand their policy expertise and expand their understanding of population health, and clinical practice.

These skills are in great demand in our challenging healthcare system. Come and be part of the solution!


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Why a doctorate degree in Nursing from Edinboro?

Our DNP is a 27-credit online program that offers you the opportunity to advance your skills and education. The program is designed to be flexible, affordable and professionally rewarding. This curriculum builds on the foundational competencies of the MSN-prepared advance practice or professional nurse.

Online & Part-Time Structure.
Our MSN-FNP is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and was ranked among the top 50 in the nation in The U.S. News & World Report Best Online Masters in Nursing Program Rankings, 2018 edition. The program has made the top ranking list for the past five years.

Faculty Who Care.
Faculty are committed to providing developmentally sound academic and clinical experiences.

Training In:
Leadership, Policy, Population health, Clinical practice

Edinboro University
School of Graduate Studies
140 Butterfield Hall
310 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2856

Clarion University


Colleen Bessetti-Barrett, DNSc, Department Chair
Phone: 814.732.1643

More on Doctor of Nursing Practice

Curriculum Sheet
Online Application (Clarion)