Doctor of Nursing Program

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)



Why a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) From Le Moyne?

Learn how to manage complex patient cases while examining various populations and identifying gaps in care. Build confidence in your ability to appraise your surroundings and apply evidence-based practice to improve healthcare delivery systems and outcomes. Be inspired to lead quality improvement initiatives in various healthcare settings.

Le Moyne’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family Nurse Practitioner degree program will prepare you to meet the challenge of providing exceptional, high-quality care to patients at all stages of life and in a variety of settings.

Earn a DNP With a Jesuit Approach to Care

Consider which pathway is right for you. Le Moyne uses a cohort model, and the program is distinguished by small class sizes.

Post-Master’s Degree (DNP)

This 29-credit curriculum is designed for those who already hold an FNP certification and are ready to enter doctoral classes. The full-time curriculum is designed to be completed over the course of two years of full-time study.

FNP to DNP Pathway

This curriculum is designed for those who hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing. It’s a direct-entry pathway to a doctoral degree for those who don’t have a master’s degree and require a more robust program of study. Le Moyne offers two distinct options for completing the FNP to DNP: (1) Four-Year, Full-Time or (2) Five-Year, Part-Time. This pathway includes 810 hours of clinical practice that is embedded into the program of study.

Program Format

The program is low-residency, allowing you to maximize your time as a student and a busy professional. For both programs, the majority of the coursework can be completed asynchronously online, with occasional in-person sessions scheduled around your availability. All FNP coursework requires on-campus attendance once a week (Mondays). As you approach and complete your DNP projects, more on-campus meetings are required.


Immersed in the environment of academic excellence, you’ll be prepared as a life-long learner who is future-oriented, responsive to the challenges of a dynamic healthcare environment and possesses well-developed communication, critical thinking and technical skills.

As a graduate, you’ll hold an FNP Certificate in NYS and be eligible to sit for the National Family Nurse Practitioner

certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center & the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Our faculty are all practice-experienced and maintain roles as educators, administrators and nurse practitioners, so we are current, competent and credible.

Returning to the classroom again has been “wonderful – and a process of self-discovery. No matter what your background is, where you come from or where you think you are heading, dedication, determination and goal setting is extremely important.”

Jessica Donaldson ‘17
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Questions? Get in Touch.

Office of Graduate Admission

Grewen Hall 324

Application Deadline

Fall 2024 start: August 1

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CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing/post-graduate APRN certificate program at Le Moyne College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.