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Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP

Be a Leader in Advanced Nursing Practice

It’s a fact: a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Pace University’s College of Health Professions provides the innovative learning opportunities you need to become a clinical leader in advanced nursing and primary health care. Our post-master’s program has been specially designed to allow you to accelerate your career trajectory while evolving your current practice. As you advance, you will forge lasting relationships with fellow students – all while building new knowledge under the supportive guidance of mentors and faculty alike.


Nurse Practitioners are consistently ranked as the top job for growth and flexibility in the health care field
(US. News and World Reports, 2022).


Increase in NP jobs though 2030
(US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021).


Median NP salary
(US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022)

Accelerated Online Program

A flexible degree

The accelerated, online Doctor of nursing practice program is designed for masters prepared AGACNP, FNP, or PMHNP prepared providers looking to advance their knowledge and skills to the highest level of clinical nursing practice. The program’s flexibility ensures you will be able to earn your degree around your current professional and personal commitments.

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Clinical Partnerships

Our graduate programs partner with New York’s premier hospitals and healthcare organizations to share their expertise while creating unparalleled clinical experiences for our students. Students are immersed in evidence-based practice throughout their program. As a result, our graduates are prepared to be leaders in both academic and healthcare settings.

One Core, Multiple Paths to Success

All of our masters programs begin with a shared 21-credit common core delivered with a unique blend of synchronous classes combined with asynchronous online learning. Our programs prepare students to deliver evidence-based, culturally competent, primary health care to diverse individuals and communities in a variety of advanced clinical roles and settings.

Access To State-of-the-Art Facilities

As an advanced practice nursing student, you have access to the Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation. The center offers state-of-the-art resources and a variety of clinically focused learning opportunities, including a high-fidelity simulation lab that replicates various healthcare settings where students can practice skills, develop critical think, and improve performance in a safe and nurturing environment.

Expert Faculty

Our graduate nursing faculty are talented educators, accomplished practitioners, and nationally/internationally renowned scholars. Many maintain clinical practices and hold in leadership positions and fellowships in national professional organizations such as the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice (NAP), and the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM).

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Choose Your Career and Enroll Today

DNP graduates are specialized healthcare professionals who possess the highest level of nursing knowledge in the areas of nurse management, organizational leadership, health policy and informatics systems, and direct patient care.