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Graduate Programs

Doctor of Nursing (DNP)

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

Within the program, there are two concentrations: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and Family-Individual Across the Lifespan.  Both concentrations prepare graduates to provide primary care to individuals.  Core courses in the program prepare the graduate to provide primary care within the broader context in which individual clients exist, including family, community, and related environments. Admissions requirements for DNP.

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. Course Descriptions

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. Course Descriptions for full-time and course descriptions for part-time.


Due to University Policy, the Nursing department does NOT evaluate the number of credits transferred into our programs until AFTER admission to the University.  If you need more information please use the following link as a resource, http://www.temple.edu/vpus/transfer/index.htm#EVALUATION