Temple University

College of Public Health

Doctor of Nursing Practice


1801 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.


University: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education; Program: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL: For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL is required with a minimum score of 79 on the iBT. These scores should be sent officially to NursingCAS using the NursingCAS-specific TOEFL code of: B506. A WES evaluation (www.wes.org) is required for applicants who completed their degree outside of the United States. This can be requested and submitted through NursingCAS.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: Post-baccalaureate: 68 Post-masters: 37

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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