This practice-focused doctoral degree program prepares nurses to lead and provide care at the highest levels of their discipline. As D.N.P. candidates, our students develop the clinical, organizational, economic and leadership skills they need to transform healthcare delivery and outcomes. Nurses with this terminal degree are well-prepared for advanced practice or to hold administrative and leadership roles. The D.N.P. program is open to both post-M.S.N. and post-B.S.N. students and all courses are available online.
“Seton Hall’s D.N.P. program sets a high bar for students, but the faculty and resources are readily accessible to help us meet our potential and goals.”Teresa Conklin, D.N.P. ‘15, A.P.N.
The D.N.P. program requires 31+ credits for students who already have an M.S.N. in direct or indirect care and 73 to 79 credits for post-B.S.N. applicants. Courses cover population health, statistics, healthcare systems, business and evidence-based practice, among other topics. The program culminates in the completion of the Final Scholarly Project, which concentrates on quality improvement and translational science to improve systems of care, patient outcomes and quality and safety in clinical practice and clinical administration.
Our faculty members are the backbone of the College of Nursing. They connect with other professional nurses - both nationally and internationally - to stay at the forefront of nursing practice. They actively conduct research at Seton Hall, all while working with students to help them reach their full potential.
Where Nurses Are Inspired to Become Leaders
Seton Hall University's College of Nursing has a mission to educate practitioners of nursing - from baccalaureate-prepared generalists to advanced practitioners - who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession. Established in 1937, the College offered New Jersey's first baccalaureate nursing program and is CCNE-accredited through June 2019. It established its graduate program in 1975, its Ph.D. program in 2006 and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program in 2009. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College's graduate nursing programs among the top nursing programs nationwide.