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Graduate Programs

Graduate Program Overview

Temple University College of Public Health Department of Nursing currently offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. All MSN programs are currently on hiatus. 

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

The DNP Program has two concentrations: the Post-BSN and the Post-MSN for advanced practice registered nurses. 

            •    Post-BSN DNP Concentration

The Post-BSN Concentration prepares graduates as primary care providers in one of two emphases.  The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Concentration is a 58-credit curriculum that prepares graduates to provide primary care to all adults, including the elderly.   The Family-Individual Across Lifespan Concentration is a 62-credit curriculum that prepare graduates to provide primary care to all age groups, from infants to the elderly. 

•    Post-MSN DNP Concentration for Advanced Practice Nurses

The Post-MSN Concentration is tailored to the needs of certified, advanced practice nurses, including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists.  This 30-credit curriculum provides certified advanced practice registered nurses with the toolkit necessary for engaging in evidence-based, scholarly clinical practice. 

Advantages of Graduate Study at Temple

  • Small class size allows for individualized attention to students
  • Instruction incorporates various e-learning technologies
  • Faculty are committed to teaching and evidence-based clinical practice
  • Diverse clinical rotations, including experiences in nurse-managed health centers
  • Conveniently located in Philadelphia with access to public transportation
  • Full and Part time options available


For further information regarding Nursing graduate programs, please contact: Department of Nursing Student Services Coordinator: 215-707-4686 or