Reasons to Select Catholic University Conway School of Nursing

Here are some reasons to pursue your doctor of nursing practice online at The Catholic University of America’s School of Nursing:

  • Catholic University is distinguished by an engaging and encouraging learning community anchored by our enthusiastic, supportive faculty members.
  • The School of Nursing has been awarded many federal grants throughout the years, a recognized indicator of excellence.
  • Graduates of our nursing programs consistently show exceptionally high pass rates on relevant certification exams.

Clear your path to advanced and executive roles in today’s evidence-based practice environment through a post-bachelor's or post-master’s D.N.P. program from one of the top nursing schools in America.

  • Flexible learning for busy professionals
  • Financial Aid is available
  • Courses offered in on-line format. 
This practice-focused doctoral program prepares expert advanced practice nurse clinician-leaders.

The DNP curriculum prepares nurse practitioners to provide evidence-based patient care and advanced practice nursing leadership.

The Conway School of Nursing provides two pathways to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree:

Post-Bachelor's DNP 

For students who have previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree

  • Length of Program: Course work - 36 months plus Evidence-Based Project
  • Students eligible to sit for certification board exams at the end of year 3.
  • 1050 to 1410 clinical hours depending on speciality selected.
  • A variety of specialties including FNP, PNP (Primary and Acute Care), and AGNP
  • Program includes week-long  on-campus experiences 2  for  Adult-Gerontological Primary Care, Family, and Pediatric Primary Care and 3 for Dual Primary and Acute Pediatric Care 

Post-Master's DNP

For students who have previously earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree degree and advanced practice certification.

  • Length of Program: Course work - 24-months plus Evidence-Based Project

Post-Bachelor's DNP Specializations Available

(Post-Graduate Certificate Programs Available)

Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Dual (Acute and Primary Care) Nurse Practitioner