• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
As the number of higher-level nursing positions that prefer candidates with a DNP continues to rise, Pace University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) provides the innovative learning opportunities you need to become a clinical leader in advanced nursing and primary health care.
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Pace University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) will prepare you to redefine your role as a clinical practitioner as you transition from developing healthcare solutions at the individual level to the population level. As you advance, you will forge lasting relationships with fellow students, all while building new knowledge under the supportive guidance of mentors and faculty alike.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) is a post-master's program for family or adult acute care nurse practitioners. This innovative curriculum meets the eight essential areas identified by the America Association of Colleges of Nursing for the DNP. 

Our program also provides students with several opportunities such as:

  • Being published internationally before graduation
  • Becoming a recipient of the Jonas Nurse Scholar program
  • Attending the AANP Health Policy Conference and lobby on Capitol Hill
  • Completing an evidence-based clinical practice improvement DNP project under the mentorship of a DNP program faculty member

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations of Primary Health Care Practice 
  • Evidence-based Practice Methods and Techniques I 
  • Health Care Policy: Strategic Action
  • Teaching and Learning in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Ethical Choices and Legal Context for the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Health Care Economics and Finance for Advanced Practice Nursing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Be a graduate of an accredited advanced practice nursing master’s degree program.
  • Be state certified and board eligible as a family nurse practitioner* or adult acute care nurse practitioner.
  • Be licensed as a registered nurse in New York State.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.3 in a master’s degree program in nursing, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Evidence of successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course is required (grade of B or higher).
  • No standardized admission test (GRE or Miller Analogy) required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1608 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1608 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1608 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1608 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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