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DNP Program at Hunter College


The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) is offered to nurses with a baccalaureate or master's degree in nursing. The program includes four tracks:

  • Adult/Gerontological DNP
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner DNP (We are not currently accepting new students into our FNP track DNP programs)
  • Community/Public Health Nursing DNP

The FNP DNP is currently accepting Post-Master's student's only. The other three programs accept post-baccalaureate and post-master's students. Students may enroll for full-time or part-time study.

All four programs require 90 credits and 1000 post-baccaluareate clinical hours. Qualified applicants with a Master's Degree in Nursing may be admitted with advanced standing.

Please see DNP information sheet (link below) for additional information, including information on admission criteria.


If you would like additional information or have any questions please feel free to contact Dr. Caroline  Hewitt, DNS, RN, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC on 212-481-4420 or email her at

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the DNP Program

The DNP program is available for part-time and full-time study and both for post-BS and post-MS students.