Stockton University

Doctor of Nursing Practice


101 Vera King Farris Dr

Pomona, NJ 08205

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is geared toward advanced practice nurses seeking the highest credential or terminal degree in nursing practice

Currently, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists are prepared in master’s level programs. These master’s level programs have been steadily increasing in required competencies and credit load to meet the complexities of the health care system and diverse populations. The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) will prepare nurse practitioners with the ability to balance proficiencies, practice, theory, and scientific inquiry in the APN role.

The DNP program provides education in organizational and systems leadership knowledge and skills necessary to critically develop and evaluate new models of care delivery and to create and sustain change in all levels of healthcare. Principles of APRN practice and nursing scholarship are linked to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s DNP Essentials to improve health outcomes for clients, families and diverse communities.  The practitioner-scholar role of the DNP prepared APRN develops new knowledge in the practice environment that makes an impact on health outcomes and quality of care.

The DNP program offers two tracks:

  • The Post-Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) to DNP (37 doctoral credits)
  • The Post-Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing to DNP (74 -77 graduate/doctoral credits)

Stockton’s DNP program is designed for working nurses with a curriculum that has a hybrid approach (online components) and can be completed on a part-time basis


The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Stockton University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted. The Doctor of Nursing Practice is also pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Eligibility Requirements:

Possess a nursing degree from a NLN-CCNE-accredited school Post-BSN DNP- Minimum nursing degree must be a BSN. Post-MSN DNP- Minimum nursing degree must be a MSN in a APRN role. Meet one of the two requirements: Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a scale of 4.0) with a minimum grade of "B" in all nursing courses. Cumulative GPA of 3.3 in at least two graduate nursing courses if the BSN GPA is less than or equal to 3.19. For Post-BSN DNP program only, the completion of BSN prerequisite courses: Health Assessment Nursing Research (or in the health discipline) Statistics Proof of current RN license in the State of NJ, CPR certification.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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