The Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice or DNP program gives you the skills to stay competitive, take on the changing health care industry and continue to provide the best patient care. The nursing industry is moving toward a DNP standard and Gonzaga's terminal degree will prepare you for that future.


  • Serve as a leader and champion of change within complex healthcare systems
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills to optimize health in a selected area of nursing
  • Demonstrate humanistic, reflective practice, ethical reasoning, and advocacy for a selected population
  • Synthesize theory and evidence to create, implement and evaluate strategies to improve practice

Return on Investment

  • Clinical practice
  • Lead change within the health care industry
  • Influence public health policy
  • Meet the demand for Doctorate-Prepared Nurses


There are many ways to pay for your degree. From federal financial aid, to scholarships, to payment plans, Gonzaga can help you navigate the process and decide the best way for you to finance your degree.

Gonzaga is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  The baccalaureate, MSN and DNP programs at Gonzaga University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Post Master's DNP - Facts & Figures




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Semesters - Average Completion Time


On-Campus Immersions