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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is designed for nurses seeking the highest graduate degree in nursing practice. Consistent with the Temple University Department of Nursing Vision, the DNP graduate is prepared to be a leading force in community-engaged, collaborative efforts to achieve health equity and a quality life for all. The Temple DNP program includes two options leading to the DNP degree:

  • Post-Baccalaureate (BSN)
  • Post-Master’s

View the DNP Curriculum here.

All applicants will be automatically considered for available merit-based scholarships at the time they are reviewed for admission.  Students will be notified if they are in receipt of such scholarships either at the time of admission or very shortly thereafter.

Why Us?

  • Temple University is part of the diverse North Philadelphia community
  • The DNP program resides within Temple's College of Public Health
  • Hybrid course offerings include a mix of on campus and online content and class engagement
  • Faculty and organization mentors work with students to develop a final scholarly Doctor of Nursing Practice project (DNP Project)
  • Interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary courses focused on experiential learning
  • Certificate in Higher Education included in the program

Post-BSN DNP Option

The Post-BSN option prepares graduates for practice leadership roles and to provide primary care to clients with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Two clinical tracks are offered within a 68-credit curriculum:

  1. Family/Individual Across the Lifespan (FIAL) Nurse Practitioner also known as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 

• Graduates are prepared to provide primary care services for individuals and families (including children), focusing on prevention and the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness.

  1. Adult/Gerontology Primary Care (AGPC) Nurse Practitioner

Graduates are prepared to provide primary care services across the continuum of care from wellness to illness, including preventive, chronic, and acute care to the entire adult-gerontology age spectrum, which includes adolescents, young adults and older adults.

Post-Master's DNP Option

The post-master’s option prepares graduates for practice leadership roles in a variety of health care settings. ‚ÄčThe option is tailored to meet the needs of nurses who have earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing. Utilizing an evidence based approach this 37-credit curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for their current and evolving roles in increasingly complex health care systems and new models of care delivery.

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: https://bulletin.temple.edu/graduate/graduate-policies/#graduatecreditstext

The Doctor of Nursing Practice at Temple University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation) through 2027.