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Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice

Our Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (PMDNP) program 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 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, 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.