Apply to DNP Program


  • Center City Campus
  • Dixon Campus
  • College of Nursing

Degree Earned

  • Doctorate

Program Type

  • On Campus
  • Online

Before applying to Jefferson, you should review the prerequisites required for admission for your program of interest. Our admissions team is available to assist with questions and to provide guidance on your next steps.

Degree & GPA

GPA Requirement: A minimum 3.2 BSN GPA (for Post-BSN applicants) or 3.2 MSN GPA (for Post-MSN applicants) is required.

Degree Prerequisite: Applicants are required to have a baccalaureate degree in Nursing (Post-BSN applicants) or a Master’s Degree in Nursing (Post-MSN applicants) from a regionally accredited institution at time of application.

Prerequisite Coursework

Applicants are required to complete the following prerequisite coursework at time of application at a regionally accredited institution.

  • Introductory bachelor’s level course in elementary statistics
  • Introductory BSN-level course in nursing research
  • Introductory undergraduate level physical assessment course (if integrated in the BSN course of study, evidence must be submitted for evaluation)

Prerequisite courses must be completed with of a grade of “B” or better. Courses taken pass/fail or courses without a letter grade will not satisfy the prerequisites.

Clinical Experience Requirements

Adult Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Applicants are required to complete a minimum of one year of clinical RN experience at time of application. 

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: Applicants are required to complete a minimum of one year of clinical RN experience in a level 3 or 4 NICU at time of application.


Contact us for more information about this program, how to apply for admission, and your application status.

Phone: 215-951-2800