The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is the advanced nursing practice credential of the future! As the highest level of academic preparation for advanced clinical practice, the DNP prepares you for advanced clinical practice in a population focus area. In addition, DNP students learn to translate evidence-based knowledge into clinical practice and have a significant impact on health outcomes by strengthening system-level health care processes.  Some DNP students are eligible to receive funding through participation in research projects, like the one in occupational and environmental health.  

Our DNP graduates are prepared to:

  • Deliver direct patient care
  • Influence health policy
  • Promote patient safety
  • Resolve healthcare dilemmas
  • Lead interprofessional healthcare teams
  • Reduce disparities in healthcare

Students who complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at NYU Meyers are prepared at the highest academic level for advanced clinical practice.  The DNP enables clinical scholars to function as organizational systems thinkers and leaders in practice innovation, quality and safety.  As experts in translating evidence-based knowledge into clinical practice, graduates lead interprofessional teams in the transformation of health care by improving population health outcomes utilizing skills and essential competencies in ethical decision-making, health care policy, informatics, business, finance and economics.

View the DNP program outcomes.

Please click on one of the five DNP programs offered at NYU Meyers to view the curriculum. Final curricula are pending. 

Post-BS to DNP 
-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
-Psychiatric-Mental Health NP
-Pediatrics NP

Advanced Standing DNP

There are three points of entry to the DNP.

  1. Post-BS to DNP 
    1. RNs with a BS in nursing or associate's in nursing with BA in other field
    2. GPA of 3.5
    3. NYS RN license and registration
    4. Undergraduate coursework in statistics and research
    5. One year of full-time RN work experience
  2. Advanced standing for NPs and midwives who have master’s degree
    1. MS in nursing
    2. GPA of 3.5
    3. NYS NP license in adult acute care, adult primary care, mental health, pediatrics, family or nurse-midwifery
    4. Graduate coursework in statistics and research
    5. One year of full-time NP or CNM work experience
  3. Post-master’s for nurses who have an MS, but are not NPs or CNMs
    1. MS in nursing
    2. GPA of 3.5
    3. NYS RN license and registration
    4. Undergraduate coursework in statistics and research
    5. One year of full-time RN work experience

Technical Standards Requirements
Applicants must meet the Technical Standards for Core Professional Nursing Competency Performance in order to be eligible for admission to, progress in, and graduate from the nursing program.

Criminal Background Check Policy
All nursing students will be required to complete a series of clinical learning experiences in order to successfully meet the learning outcomes for a given program of study. Prior to participating in clinical learning experiences at any off campus healthcare facility, students are required to complete a criminal background check and a drug test. Each clinical facility has policies regarding possible convictions and potential drug use that may bar students from being accepted at the facility for clinical placement. You may read more about this policy here.

Equal Opportunity Statement
NYU Meyers does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Prospective students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for all of our programs.

We are now accepting Fall 2017 applications for the DNP program.  Click here to apply today!

Priority Deadline: March 1, 2017

Note: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until June 1 based on availability. Applications are only accepted for entry into the fall semester.

Mandatory Admissions Days:
Post-BS to DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP: April 10, 2017
Post-BS to DNP Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP: March 23, 2017
Post-BS to DNP Pediatrics NP: March 30, 2017
Post-BS to DNP Psychiatric-Mental Health NP: TBD
Advanced Standing DNP: March 31, 2017

Application Requirements

  1. An official transcript, in sealed envelopes, from each post-secondary school attended.
  2. An original course-by-course transcript evaluation for all transcripts received from foreign institutes of higher education. ECE is recommended.
  3. For applicants whose native language is not English, an official copy of your latest TOEFL or IELTS score is required. The TOEFL or IELTS official score must be on file with us before a decision will be rendered (TOEFL test code is 2556). We require a minimum TOEFL internet-based score of 100 and an IELTS Band score of 7.
  4. Two letters of recommendation, preferably one from a faculty member in an academic setting and one from a supervisor in your employment setting
  5. An admission interview
  6. An essay of approximately 500 words written during the interview process
  7. Application fee of $80

The above information should be submitted together in one package and mailed to:

Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
433 First Avene, LL 1
New York, NY 10010 

Fee Waivers
NYU Meyers waives fees for applications based on financial hardship or US military service/US veteran status. To request that the application fee be waived, please email when submitting your application. The request should include your full name and the program to which you are applying. We will notify you via email when your request for an application fee waiver has been approved.

For Students with International Credentials
If your academic credentials are not in English and/or are from a foreign school with a grading system not based on a 4.0 overall GPA, we strongly suggest an evaluation and translation. Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE) is the preferred service. ECE prepares evaluation reports that identify the United States equivalents of educational qualifications earned in other countries. To request an evaluation report, you must complete and submit an application form, along with all required documentation and all applicable fees. ECE will complete most evaluation reports in approximately 15 to 20 business days from the date they receive all required documentation and fees. They also offer 1-day, 5-day and 12-day Rush Service and Express Delivery. Please visit the ECE website for more information.

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Is the program part-time or full-time?

At this time, both the advanced standing DNP and Post-BS to DNP programs are part-time only.

Is this an online program?

No, this is not an online program. None of our graduate courses are fully online. Our master’s level graduate courses are all held in person and on campus, and our doctoral level advanced leadership courses are hybrid courses that combine online learning with in-class meetings about once a month.

How can I check the status of my application?

Contact NYU Meyers's Office of Student Affairs and Admissions by calling 212-998-5317, or email to check the status of your application.

How can I learn more about scholarships?

Please visit our scholarships page at this website: