PhD and DNP
Our DNP programs
Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (PM-DNP)
Our Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice is for all advanced practice nurse specialties who will practice at the most advance level of nursing.
Doctor of Nursing Practice for Nurse Anesthetists (DNP-NA)
Our Doctor of Nursing Practice for Nurse Anesthetists (DNP-NA) is the first of its kind to be offered by an Ivy League university and replaces our 24-month nurse anesthesia master’s degree program.
Our PhD programs
Full-time PhD candidates generally complete their work and successfully defend their thesis after four years with us, and are given full financial assistance—including tuition, fees, insurance, and stipend—for their first four years in the program. Though you have the option to study part-time, we do not offer funding to part-time PhD students.
Application deadlines for our PhD programs are November 1 or December 1, depending on program.
If you have a BSN, MSN, or an MS in a related field, you may apply directly into our PhD program.
BSN-PhD (Hillman Scholars)
Our Hillman Scholars for Innovation program is for highly motivated undergraduates and covers the entire educational trajectory from a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing straight through to a doctorate.
Apply for this program if you’ve completed your undergraduate degree and are seeking both a Masters of Science in Nursing and a PhD.
Upcoming Events for PhD & DNP Programs
Oct23Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm MDTAttend an information session in Denver, CO to learn more about Penn Nursing’s various programs.
Oct24Time: 10:00am EDTPenn Nursing will be exhibiting at the ANCC National Magnet Conference in Denver, CO.
Oct24Time: 12:00pm EDTPenn Nursing is hosting an on campus information session for our MSN, DNP, and PhD programs.