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Learn more about the shift from MSN-NPs to DNP-NPs

The preference for entry to practice for nurse practitioners is doctoral preparation. Organizations supporting this movement include the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Institute of Medicine, and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). Penn State Nursing is leading the evolution in Pennsylvania by migrating our nurse practitioner program to the DNP level.

Students considering the DNP-NP should plan for a rigorous curriculum that aligns with Penn State’s standard of excellence in academics.

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