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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Bloomsburg's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares nurse leaders to apply advanced practice skills at the highest level of clinical practice.

Degrees & Offerings
  • DNP
Program Contact
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Senior Associate Dean, Breiner School of Nursing; Associate Professor
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The focus of the program is practice-oriented investigation in the clinical setting emphasizing health education, leadership, research application, and analysis of health care outcomes. The program will prepare advance practice nurses as clinical scholars skilled in patient-centered care, intra-professional collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, policy advocacy, and improved use of informatics and technology. Students will be prepared to assume a higher level of responsibility and leadership in nursing and health care, with the ultimate goal of improving the health care delivery system of the nation.

DNP Program Options

Bloomsburg University offers two graduate level options for earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). 

  • Post Masters DNP — This online, post-MSN program is for advanced practice nurses and consists of 33 credits over two years.
  • Nurse Anesthesia BSN – DNP — This option is designed to prepare nurses as a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

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Courses and Curriculum

*Please see the CU degree requirements effective Fall 2023. All enrolled students can also review their degree program requirements and track progress to degree completion in Degree Works.

The Husky Difference

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Our nursing program is ranked 6th of 76 schools in Pennsylvania according to RNCareers.org. In addition, we’re ranked 67th in the Mid-Atlantic region by NursingSchoolAlmanac.com.
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CCNE Accreditation
BU's Nursing programs have passed the rigorous standards for quality and integrity to be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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COA Accreditation
In partnership with Geisinger Health System, Bloomsburg's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

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