The DNP Program is Fast and Flexible
All degree requirements can be met within a seven-semester timeframe, with an additional five semesters required for the MBA option. DeSales is proud to offer the first — and only — DNP program in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania area.
Hybrid or online format available.
Continue working while pursuing doctoral study.
Maintain your certification credential while progressing through the DNP program.
Study full-time and still meet your other responsibilities.
Learn more about the program:
The DNP degree at DeSales University advances your expertise as a master's level nurse in specialized areas by integrating nursing science and the best practices from other disciplines.
The DeSales DNP is available in two different track options:
Are you a DeSales MSN Graduate?
Effective January 9, 2017: DeSales University (DSU) offers one FREE, 3-credit, 800-level Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) course to eligible* DeSales University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program graduates and DSU Post-MSN Certificate (PMC) completers. The discount applies to DSU DNP tuition only and is not applicable toward fees, textbooks, or other costs associated with the DNP Program.
*Please contact the Graduate Secretary for further details regarding evaluation for eligibility at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-282-1100, x1664.
Did you know? The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recommends that all Advanced Practice Nurses earn their DNP starting in 2015.
Doctorally-prepared Advanced Practice Nurses from the DeSales DNP Program will be prepared with the competencies for advanced practice nurses to affect health outcomes in the complex and dynamic health care delivery system.