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Nursing (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is designed for nurses seeking the highest graduate degree in nursing practice.

The Temple DNP program includes two options leading to the DNP degree.

  1. The post-master’s option prepares graduates for practice leadership roles in a variety of health care settings.
  2. The post-BSN option includes two specialty concentrations:
    • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care (AGPC)
    • Family/Individual Across the Lifespan (FIAL)

View the DNP Curriculum here.


Why Temple Nursing?

  • Temple University is part of the diverse North Philadelphia community
  • The DNP program resides within Temple's College of Public Health
  • Hybrid course offerings: online and in-person
  • 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-Baccalaureate DNP

  • One of the first post-baccalaureate programs established in the Philadelphia region
  • Designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in Nursing (BSN)
  • Practice-oriented specialties:
  • Family/Individual Across the Lifespan (FIAL)
  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care (AGPC)
  • Clinical practice sites selected to maximize learning
  • Three-year full-time or four-year part-time study options

Post-Master's DNP

  • Development of system and organization leaders
  • Development and implementation of final scholarly project (DNP Project) occurs over 3 semesters
  • Five semester full-time or eight semester part-time study options
The Doctor of Nursing Practice at Temple University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( through 2027.