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Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice

Our Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (PMDNP) program uses a flexible, hybrid approach that balances online and in-person learning, and is designed for practice and service leaders who want to make a significant impact in practice innovation. 

Our program

Penn Nursing has been a leader in the science and practice of nursing since 1886, and continues to be at the forefront of advancing science, delivering solutions, and shaping health policy and practice to engender a healthier future. 

The Post-Master’s DNP focuses on developing skills in translating research in practice, evaluating evidence, applying research in decision-making, and implementing viable clinical innovations to change practice and improve care delivery.


Our hybrid online and in-person curriculum is designed to prepare professionals to become leaders in practice innovation by providing education in the translation of evidenced-based practice, project management, and leadership development.

In addition to our world-renowned faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, more than half of the required course curriculum will be offered online by fall 2019, with the goal of offering 100% of the course offerings online by 2020. This flexibility will allow nursing leaders the convenience of earning their PM-DNP while balancing their full-time career. 

Another advantage of completing a PM-DNP at Penn Nursing is our cross-discipline approach to innovative nursing practice.  Our course faculty and project mentors are drawn from our world-class academic health center and The Wharton School

The Post-Master’s DNP requires 10 course units which can be completed in two years.