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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Our DNP program for Nurse Anesthetists (DNP-NA) is designed to prepare graduates for the full scope of nurse anesthesia practice in diverse clinical settings.

University of Penn School of Nursing fall 2011Learn from expert practitioners and leading researchers

The first such to program to be offered by an Ivy League university, Penn Nursing’s DNP-NA brings real world innovation into the classroom. Our faculty are nurse anesthetists practicing across a range of settings and are vested in mentorship and community outreach programs. Such mentorship allows our students to acquire critical thinking skills necessary for independent and collaborative clinical decision-making.

From simulation to patient rotations 

Starting in our state-of-the-art simulation center, you’ll perform a range of procedures and be faced with common complications as well as rare occurrences. Then you’ll move on to your clinical rotations where you’ll have the chance to work with all kinds of patients and concentrate in pediatric, cardiac, and non-cardiac thoracic specialties.

Our DNP-NA degree can typically be completed in 36 months of full-time attendance.

How to apply

For details on our application process, see the Admissions section.