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HNU's Doctor of Nursing Practice

Flexible, Hybrid Format for Working Professionals. Hospital Partnership Discounts and Alumni Scholarships.

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Pursue the most advanced level of nursing practice

Apply your education and expertise in leadership roles on the front lines of nursing, in clinical practice, administration, teaching and research, and in health policy design and development. Graduates of HNU's Doctor of Nursing Practice program will design, implement and evaluate quality improvement projects in healthcare systems as well as utilize clinical scholarship to implement evidence-based practice at the population health level.

Holy Names University's DNP program is delivered in a hybrid format, with three weekend intensives per semester and the rest of the coursework online.

The HNU Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is accredited by WSCUC.


Employed by a local hospital or health system?

HNU is pleased to offer a discounted tuition rate to students who are employed by one of our partner hospitals, health systems, or organizations.

Partnership discounts
Nursing student
apply what you learn in the field

A flexible program for working nurses

The program will be delivered via a hybrid Teaching Weekend intensive format. Courses are completed in a hybrid format, with three weekends intensive per semester. Students remain active members of the workforce, applying the knowledge and skills they acquire in the classroom to their practice environments. The aim of the hybrid format is to accommodate the professional nurse in the student role.

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