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Ramapo College Office of Graduate Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone: (201) 684-7270
Text: (201) 800-6057
Fax: (201) 684-7964

Ramapo College of New Jersey offers a mainly online, post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice.

Ramapo’s 36-credit practice-based program offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs, placing greater emphasis on practice and less emphasis on theory, research methodology and statistics. DNP-prepared nurses are well equipped to fully implement the science developed by nurse researchers prepared in PhD, DNSc and other research-focused nursing doctorates.

The DNP curriculum builds on traditional master’s programs by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership, among other key areas. Courses are online with a small number of in-person sessions per course.

Director’s Message

Thank you for your interest in the DNP program. At Ramapo College, the faculty and professionals associated with the DNP program are dedicated to your success. From inquiry to graduation, we provide you with 1-on-1 attention, academic and career guidance and advisement, and experiences that will enable you to be a better prepared leader in your field.

I invite you to watch the video below and please contact me with any questions.

Program Details

Credits: 36

Format: Hybrid (about 90% online)

Full-time/Part Time Option: PT only

Estimated cost (per credit / total):

Per credit = $1,139.11
36 credits total = $41,007.96

(cost details)

Duration: 3 years PT

Start Term: Fall only

See Admissions Requirements

View Curriculum



Why Ramapo?

• Ramapo College nursing programs have an excellent reputation throughout New Jersey and in surrounding areas. In addition, Ramapo nursing programs maintain solid partnerships with many local healthcare institutions and hold formal partnerships with The Valley HealthCare System and St. Joseph’s Health.

• Affordable state college tuition rates with graduate financial aid and payment plans available

• Individual attention – Small class sizes; 1-on-1 advising from start to finish