Post-master's DNP

Degree Option: Doctoral Degree

Program: Doctoral

School: Sacred Heart University

Program Length

Part Time: 36 months

Full Time: 24 months

Admission Requirements

Qualified candidates must have a Masters degree in nursing or its equivalent from a college or university accredited by the appropriate accrediting association. A minimum graduate GPA of 3.2 in a Master's degree is required and an MSN statistics course preferred. All candidates must have a current unencumbered RN license and APRN license.

# of General Education Courses: 0

# of Nursing Courses: 15

Website: Link to Sacred Heart University Admissions Page


Phone: (877) 791-7181

Articulation Model: No

Advanced Placement: No

You need to be/have a:


Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing - BS/BSN

Nurse Educator

Masters of Science in Nursing - MSN

Tuition & Financial Services

Cost per hour: $950.00

Tuition and Fees: Link to Sacred Heart University Financial Aid Page

Financial Services Information

Website: Link to Sacred Heart University Nursing Tuition Page


Phone: (203) 371-7980

Program Description

Sacred Heart University's Doctor of Nursing Practice program combines doctoral education focused on practice with innovation and practical clinical research and scholarship. It is designed to serve academically talented nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse executives, and educators. The curriculum offers two career tracks. The clinical practice in health care track for the advanced practice nurse who wants to remain in clinical practice and have influence on health care outcomes at multiple levels. The leadership in health care track for the graduate who wants a career in executive nursing management with a connection to clinical practice. This unique hybrid/intensive program is specifically designed to maximize the number of potential career roles the doctoral nursing graduate may assume, whether in academic life, advanced clinical practice, or executive healthcare leadership. Classes are taught online, and students are required to attend two on-campus residencies per semester.

Application Deadline


Program Location

Online Only

Campus Locations

Sacred Heart University Campus
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825