Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, DNP

Campus: NYC

Program Information

It’s a fact: a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Pace University’s College of Health Professions provides the innovative learning opportunities you need to become a clinical leader in advanced nursing and primary health care. Our post-master’s program has been specially designed to allow you to accelerate your career trajectory while evolving your current practice. As you advance, you will forge lasting relationships with fellow students – all while building new knowledge under the supportive guidance of mentors and faculty alike. Our program also provides students with several opportunities, such as:

  • Completing an evidence-based clinical practice improvement DNP project under the mentorship of a DNP program faculty member
  • Attending the AANP Health Policy Conference and lobbying on Capitol Hill

Based in our Pleasantville campus, our executive blended-learning format combines online and in-person coursework – meaning you can still fulfill your work and personal commitments while earning your DNP through this flexible program.


Although the Pace DNP program is designed for family or adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners, we now have an option for adult, pediatric, geriatric, and women’s health master’s prepared nurse practitioners who wish to obtain FNP certification as an FNP-DNP or adult-gerontology acute care certification as an AGACNP-DNP. If you are interested in this option, you will need to meet with the Program Director who will conduct a gap analysis to determine what additional clinical courses will be required.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) is a post-master's program for family or adult acute care nurse practitioners. This innovative curriculum meets the eight essential areas identified by the America Association of Colleges of Nursing for the DNP.

Credit Didactic/Clinical

NURS 807Foundations of Primary Health Care Practice3
NURS 820Evidence-Based Practice: Methods and Techniques I3
NURS 830Health Care Policy: Strategic Action3
NURS 840Teaching and Learning in Advanced Practice Nursing3
NURS 850Ethical Choices and Legal Context for the Advanced Practice Nurse3
NURS 860Evidence-Based Practice: Methods and Techniques3
NURS 870Health Care Economics and Finance for Advanced Practice Nursing3
NURS 880Technology and Information Systems for Advanced Practice Nursing3
NURS 900AMentorship I: Doctoral Project (110 clinical hours)2,3
NURS 900BMentorship IB:Doctoral Project (110 clinical hours)3
NURS 910AMentorship IIA: Doctoral Project (110 clinical hours)2
NURS 910BMentorship IIB: Doctoral Project (110 clinical hours)3
Total Credits34-35

Total Number of Credits for the DNP degree is 33 (minimum 1,000 supervised clinical hours, 450 completed during the DNP program).

For the full list of requirements for Pace University’s College of Health Professions DNP program, visit: