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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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    Palm Beach Atlantic is proud to announce its proposed Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Palm Beach Atlantic’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is an advanced nursing degree that sets you up strongly to become a nurse practitioner – the highest degree in the nursing profession.

This flexible nursing program is designed for working professionals who hold the BSN degree, at minimum, and seek graduate preparation to pursue state licensure to serve as nurse practitioners and other highly esteemed career options.

Why Choose the DNP?

  • “Future-proof” your career with the highest degree in the nursing profession
  • Enjoy more career options – private practice, hospital administration, academia and leadership
  • Apply your advanced education to benefit your patient care

Key Elements of Our DNP Program

Advanced Academics; Quality Faculty

  • Focuses on the practical aspects of nursing care and administration
  • Curriculum designed to minimize redundancy and engage learning
  • Personal attention from dedicated faculty

Program Flexibility

  • Courses are offered in a combination of convenient online and weekly in-person classes
  • Program entry points are for fall (August) and spring (January)


This new program at Palm Beach Atlantic University has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Palm Beach Atlantic’s undergraduate program is accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE) and the University will apply for CCNE accreditation of this graduate program.

*Click here to read PBA's accreditation statement. (Please note, this link will take you to the main website.)

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