Chatham University

Doctor of Nursing Practice


Woodland Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Chatham University DNP program prepares nurses to practice as leaders in the promotion and use of evidence-based practice in healthcare delivery systems. DNP graduates have skill sets and competencies to function in clinical and executive leadership roles depending on the student's interest and career trajectory.


The RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP programs at Chatham University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

DNP Program Structure (27 Credits)

Students looking for a doctorate of nursing practice degree find Chatham's to be one of the shortest-to-degree clinical doctorates in the market. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice is a 27-credit program offering meaningful, sequential courses that provide practical knowledge for the advanced practice RN. Each online course required for the DNP program is 14 weeks in length and students may choose a full-time or part-time schedule. Depending on their preferred pace, students can complete the program in three to five semesters and 500 practice experience hours (self-directed practice experience capstone project) with only one brief, two-day residency required. Students may determine a focus specific to their interests for their capstone project pending faculty approval.


Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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