DNP Plan of Study: Full-Time & Part-Time Options

Villanova's Doctor of Nursing Practice is designed to meet the needs of the working professional.  The full-time option is offered in five consecutive semesters; the part-time option in eight consecutive semesters. Online synchronous classes are offered two nights a week, Tuesday and Thursday (EST) for full-time study and one night a week for part-time study, to accommodate the practicing clinician and nurse administrator.  The program begins early summer with an on-campus seminar.  Students meet on-campus one weekend in fall and spring and one week in summer.  Whether you are on campus or at home, the College provides you with a personalized experience – one of the hallmarks of a Villanova Nursing program.

About the classes

The DNP is designed as a 32 credit full-time or part-time program. Online synchronous classes are offered two nights a week, Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-8:30pm (EST) for full-time study and one night a week for part-time study, to accommodate the working professional.  The program begins early summer with an on-campus seminar.  Students also meet on-campus one weekend in fall and spring and one week in summer. (Please see the Plan of Study to review list of courses and on campus dates.)

Click on the links to PDFs below for Full and Part-Time option Plans of Study for Cohorts.

 


Outcomes

The DNP program is designed to ensure that the graduates attain the required advanced knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of the healthcare system.

Graduates of the DNP program will be able to:

  • Integrate nursing science with advanced levels of systems thinking and accountability in designing, delivering, and evaluating evidence-based practice to improve healthcare quality, safety, and outcomes.
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of patient-driven, institutional, local, state, federal and/or global health policy in a select content/specialty area.
  • Use leadership skills to design, direct, implement and execute a scholarly project.
  • Effectively collaborate with nursing and other disciplines in clinical practice.
  • Promote cultural competence in response to the healthcare needs and concerns of society.
  • Provide guidance, mentor and support other nurses to achieve excellence in nursing practice.
DNP students

Additional Information

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Admission

Application Process

Distance Learning Requirements

Contact us

Questions?

Debra Shearer, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
610.519.8337 debra.shearer@villanova.edu


Rachel N'Diaye
DNP Program Assistant
610.519.4914 rachel.ndiaye@villanova.edu