Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice

Lead the way for positive change in health care.

Nurse leaders play a significant role in building and sustaining a healthy work environment within our country's health care organizations. As our health care system continues to evolve, the need has increased for nursing professionals who are capable of providing holistic health care for a diverse group of people and communities.

Quinnipiac University's online post-master's doctor of nursing practice degree prepares you to meet those needs while taking your nursing expertise to the next level. Take a more advanced approach to clinical reasoning and health care best practices. Learn how to design, implement and evaluate quality improvement initiatives. One of the most important skills you can gain from this program is the ability to both initiate and partake in effective inter-professional collaboration.

To sharpen your skills even further, you can choose from three specialized tracks: care of populations, nurse anesthesia, and nursing leadership.

Programs of Study & Curriculum

The post-master's doctor of nursing practice program consists of 30-35 credits depending on whether you choose the care of populations, nurse anesthesia, or nursing leadership track.

Core requirements for all three tracks cover topics such as biostatistics, epidemiology & evidence-based practice, health policy, and clinical scholarship & inquiry in nursing. Each track also includes two portfolio synthesis seminars.

Programs offered through the School of Nursing at Quinnipiac University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In addition, the School of Nursing is also one of only 13 schools in the country that is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC). Our expert faculty is made up of insightful scholars and experienced professionals who use a student-centered approach to teaching to provide more enriching educational experiences.

Graduates are equipped to provide quality holistic care for diverse individuals, families, communities and populations in a wide range of settings.

Located within the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, the School of Nursing features a pediatric lab, neonatal lab and a model apartment to teach students how to provide care in residential settings, in addition to traditional classrooms and seminar rooms. The 325,000-square-foot building is uniquely designed for collaborative learning among medical, nursing and health sciences students and faculty.

Admission Requirements


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