Doctoral Programs

Recognized worldwide for excellence in research, education, practice, and policy, Penn Nursing’s DNP and PhD programs prepare nurses to be leaders in innovative-practice and research-intensive environments.

Doctoral Program Options



Post-Master’s DNP (PM-DNP)
DNP in Executive Leadership (DNP-EL)
DNP Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-NA)


Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

PhD Dual Degrees

All dual degree programs require students to submit separate applications to (and be accepted by) both programs.


Upcoming Events


    August 12 | 7:00pm

    DNP Programs Virtual Info Session


Frequently Asked Questions

Program Activities

Future-Proofing Healthcare

How Penn Nursing’s PhD program is the key to unlocking innovative and equity-focused care and policy.