Today’s health care system is changing. Prepare to lead the way.

Earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online from Duquesne University, and you can do more than rise to new levels of leadership. You can develop specialized expertise to become an agent for change in the evolving health care landscape. You already translate evidence‑based care into practice and improve health outcomes for diverse populations. Now the sum of your experience can position you to transform the future of health care.

Duquesne University offers two online DNP tracks:

  • Clinical Leadership: The Clinical Leadership DNP program can help you develop your knowledge of how to effectively influence patient outcomes and improve the quality of care in clinical settings through evidence-based practice. You may pursue roles where you will be responsible for managing nursing staff and serve as a resource of knowledge for your team in implementing best practices when it comes to patient care.
  • Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management: As a graduate of the Executive Nurse Leadership DNP program, you will be able to collaborate with senior executives and leaders across various health care disciplines to identify problems, propose solutions and implement change for health care systems as a whole. You will gain the knowledge of how finance, budgeting, human resources and other aspects of business fit together to improve patient outcomes.
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Students enrolled in our online DNP program benefit from:

  • A DNP Practice Project that focuses on leadership for evidence‑based practice in nursing.
  • The opportunity to study abroad in Rome, Italy or Dublin, Ireland to learn more about global health perspectives.
  • The chance to add a specialized concentration to your DNP coursework in the areas of Forensic Nursing, Nursing Education or Transcultural Care.
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Study 100% online

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3 start dates per year

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No GRE required

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Tuition discounts available

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Study abroad opportunity

“If you look at the core competencies outlined in the DNP Essentials, they speak directly to the importance of understanding cultures. And our study-abroad program just really nails this.”

— Dr. Mary Kay Loughran, Online DNP Program Coordinator

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