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College of Public Health
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in Temple’s College of Public Health is for nurses seeking the highest degree in nursing practice. Graduates of Temple’s DNP program become leaders who advance health equity and quality of life at individual, community and population levels.
The DNP program at Temple offers two options for admission: one for students with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree, and one for students with a master’s degree in nursing. For post-BSN students, the focus is on course work that expands their knowledge base in areas of pharmacotherapeutics, pathophysiology and health assessment. Post-master’s students take advanced coursework that builds on their prior education, professional roles, and practice-oriented experiences. As a post-master’s student, you will also gain new knowledge and skills that position you as a leader in advancing nursing practice that is evidence-based and grounded in collaboration and partnership.
Located in the diverse community of North Philadelphia, the Department of Nursing is committed to underserved populations. Many of our faculty are actively engaged in practice, which provides a real-time connection to current trends in healthcare. Faculty also have a high rate of professional participation, including leadership roles on committees and in professional organizations with local, state, national and international reach. The department is building its research footprint, with faculty expertise in the areas of obesity, child and family health, and health disparity.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: Post-baccalaureate: 68 Post-masters: 37
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City