Villanova's Doctor of Nursing Practice is designed to meet the needs of the working professional, and offers three tracks: full-time, part-time and flex.

Online synchronous classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm ET.

The DNP track begins early summer with an on-campus residency. Students meet on-campus 1-2 days in fall and spring, and 3-4 days in summer depending on the student's plan of study. Whether you are on campus or at home, the College provides you with a personalized experience – one of the hallmarks of a Villanova Nursing education.



  • Five consecutive semesters

  • Online, synchronous classes offered two nights per week




  • Eight consecutive semesters

  • Online, synchronous classes offered one or two night(s) per week depending on the semester




  • Eleven consecutive semesters

  • Online, synchronous classes offered one night per week. (There will be instances when two nights are required.)

  • Most semesters students will only take one course



Assitant Director, Doctoral Programs
Sandi Schultz

Director, Post-Master's DNP Program
Debra Shearer, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC