Contact Info

          DNP Coordinators:

          Dr. Colleen R. Bessetti-Barrett, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC 
          Assistant Professor, Edinboro University Department of Nursing 
          Jeremy Brown Human Services Building, Room 122 
          215 Scotland Road 
          Edinboro, PA 16444 
          Phone: (814) 732-1643

          Dr. Meg Larson, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
          Assistant Professor, Edinboro University Department of Nursing
          Jeremy D. Brown Human Services Building, Room 121
          215 Scotland Road 
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2458

          Dr. Jill Rodgers, DNP, CRNP 
          Assistant Professor, Edinboro University Department of Nursing
          Jeremy D. Brown Human Services Building, Room 134
          215 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2236

          Doctor of Nursing Practice

          Edinboro’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree prepares advanced practice nurses for rising standards in the field.

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          Online nursing programs offered by Edinboro University in consortium with Clarion University ranked 4th in’s list of the 25 most affordable schools offering online nursing degrees.

          The Clarion and Edinboro Universities’ Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is a 27-credit program. Courses can be taken part-time over 5 semesters in an online format. Students will be admitted in cohorts and begin courses in May each year. The program is designed to be flexible, affordable and professionally rewarding. The online, part-time structure accommodates employment as an advanced practice nurse, professional nurse (nurse leader), or nurse educator while pursuing the DNP, thus easing the financial burden.

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          Tuition and Fees

          DNP Admission Requirements

          Applicants must have a master's degree* in nursing or health science from a nationally accredited program. This may be direct care such as nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetist, clinical specialist, nurse midwife or in-direct care such as nurse administrators, nursing informatics, or nurse educators.

          The student must also meet the following requirements:

          1. Completed online application form
          2. Non-refundable application fee ($40 payable at the time of online application submission)
          3. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
          4. *Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or other bachelor's degree from an accredited program with a GPA of 3.25 or higher (Applicants must have at least one degree in nursing, either a BSN, BSN equivalent, or a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Applicants with only a diploma degree in nursing or ASN cannot be accepted)
          5. *MSN or other master's degree from an accredited program with a GPA of 3.25 or higher (Applicants with a master's degree other than nursing may require additional coursework prior to enrollment, as determined by a review of official transcripts)
          6. A graduate course in research with a grade of "B" or higher or successful completion of graduate thesis (Completion of a graduate level capstone project will be considered upon review of the project)
          7. Two professional recommendations; excluding peer reference
          8. Resume/CV
          9. Current unencumbered licenses as a Registered Nurse
          10. Written documentation of completed clinical hours in a master's program (DNP degree requires a total of 1000 hours of clinical time between the master's and doctoral programs)
          11. A type-written 1-2 page personal statement describing your learning goals and a telephone interview

          *Students who have not yet completed their master's degrees:

          • Admission can be granted to students contingent upon anticipated graduation from their master's degree program during their initial semester in the DNP program.

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          DNP ONLINE PROGRAM APPLICANTS: Effective January 1, 2017, Edinboro University is an approved SARA* institution. Through SARA membership and state authorization, Edinboro University may admit online graduate students from all 50 states.

          Please note: Because this is a consortium program with Clarion University, all applications are processed through the Clarion website. When you click the link below to apply, you will be redirected to the appropriate page on

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          Please submit all application materials in a large envelope to the administrative site:

          Graduate Admissions
          Clarion University
          840 Wood Street
          Clarion, PA 16214

          Application Deadline: Accepting applications until all seats are full. Classes begin May 2017.

          This program is 27 credits post-Masters to DNP completion.