College of Science and Health > Academics > School of Nursing > Graduate Programs > Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
DePaul’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program will give you the leadership, business and research skills you need to work effectively with advanced health care providers, administrators and researchers. You’ll develop the clinical skills necessary to create and implement treatment plans, and you’ll master the tools to improve outcomes, safety and quality of care for your patients and their families.
Choose one of the following required tracks:
Classes are offered online and at the Lincoln Park Campus.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Submit an online application, personal statement, résumé, official transcripts and letters of recommendation.
You’ll complete 10 core courses, track concentration requirements and a DNP project.
DePaul recently invested more than $40 million in new College of Science and Health facilities and programs, including a fully renovated nursing simulation lab.
of 2018 Nursing graduates surveyed were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Learn from professors like Joseph Tariman, PhD, RN, who has published numerous articles on multiple myeloma and ethical frameworks for decision-making in nursing practice and research. Professor Tariman was recently inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a Fellow for his significant contributions to myeloma nursing.
“The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program gave me the knowledge and critical-thinking skills to succeed at my job. Whether I’m explaining the risks and benefits of an anesthetic to a patient, or describing the pathophysiology of certain diseases to my students, I use what I learned from the DNP program every day.”
You’ll benefit from extensive networking opportunities with DePaul’s strong alumni network. More than 2,000 Nursing alumni are working in the Chicago area at places like Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.
For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission for DePaul’s School of Nursing at
(773) 325-7315 or
We’ll send you our viewbook with information about the degree, admission requirements and upcoming info sessions. Let’s get started.