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Doctor of Nursing Practice (Online)

Seton Hall's practice-focused Doctor of Nursing Education (D.N.P) program is designed to equip nurses with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead and provide care at the highest levels of their discipline.

As D.N.P. candidates, our students develop clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills to transform healthcare delivery and outcomes. Whether you are a post-M.S.N. or post-B.S.N. student, our online D.N.P. program is open to all.

With a D.N.P. degree, you will be well-prepared for advanced practice roles such as nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, or to hold administrative and leadership positions in healthcare organizations.

We understand the importance of offering nursing doctoral degrees that meet the needs of today's healthcare industry. Our D.N.P. program focuses on preparing nurses to excel in their careers and make a significant impact on patient care and outcomes.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Seton Hall University is widely known for its impactful scholarly projects that have gained recognition in various health and academic settings. One of the notable projects was the development of the COPD Care Bundle, which is now being used by the Atlantic Health System. Another initiative aimed at improving prenatal care communications for women at Covenant House. The program offers students ongoing mentorship, which helps them enhance their skills in both nursing practice programs and nursing education.

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Attend a virtual information session, during which you will receive an overview of the program, meet our faculty and ask questions. Plus, attendees receive an application fee waiver just for attending!

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*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Seton Hall University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791


  • TOP 75 US News Ranking of Graduate Nursing Programs
  • 80% Full-time Faculty with Doctoral Degrees
  • 12% Male Graduate Nursing Students
  • 20k+ Projected Shortage of Primary Care Physicians
Students By the Numbers

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Seton Hall's DNP program offers direct care-advance practice and indirect care-health systems administration tracks. All courses are online.

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"Learning and sharing ideas with top practitioners from other areas made me feel like I was part of something special. Faculty are always available to provide the kind of one-to-one attention that guides you to reach your full potential."

Stacey Cuomo, DNP ‘17


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.

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Faculty Listing

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.

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Mary Ellen Roberts
Chair - Graduate Nursing Department and Director DNP and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
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Moira E Kendra
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Kathleen Neville
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
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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. The college 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.

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Contact Us

  • Gabby Zengewald, M.A.
  • Director of Graduate Admissions and Compliance
  • [email protected]
  • (973) 761-9583

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