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Doctor of Nursing Pratice
Program Overview

The La Salle Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP) is in response to the call for health care improvement and innovation. This post-Master’s program is designed in accord with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Position Statement on Doctoral Education and The DNP Essentials.

The program is a practice-focused doctorate with a strong clinical component in health care environments, and providing opportunities for expert knowledge and skill development through completion of clinical hours and a clinical capstone project.  The program delivered online, includes immersion experiences three times in the program, once during delivery of the Core, Advanced Core and Residency courses.

Students may enroll in the program on a part-time (3 credits/semester) or full-time (6 credits or more/semester) basis. Required clinical hours vary depending on the students’ entry level attainments; 1,000 hours of supervised, post- baccalaureate clinical practice in an academic program is required. The La Salle curricular plans are individualized and include 500 clinical hours in the program of study. Advanced Practice Nurses (CNS, CRNA, NP and Nurse Midwives), as well as other Master’s prepared nurses may apply.


CCNE AccreditationLa Salle’s BSN, MSN, DNP, and APRN Post–master’s Certificate programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Read more »

Patricia Bicknell

Patricia Bicknell, Ed.D., APRN, ACNS-BC, CNL
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1392

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