The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions
Graduate nursing student making comment in class 150
Nursing Exec DNP

Delivery Format

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is responsive to the needs of working professionals.

A hybrid model format (in person and online) is used for most courses. 

Teaching Weekends 

  • In person courses are scheduled every other weekend, Friday evenings and Saturday during the day 
  • These classes provide time for students to work together intensively with feedback from faculty and peers 

Sample Schedule for Teaching Weekends (2 weekends a month)

  • Friday 
    • Class: 5pm to 9pm
  • Saturday 
    • Class one: 8am to 12pm
    • Class Two: 1pm to 5pm 

Clinical Practicum Hours

  • Clinical practicum requirements of the program demand some flexibility in student’s schedule 
  • Clinical hours may be scheduled during the work week based on agency availability: 
    • This could be one 8-hour day a week, or two 4-hour days, and/or you might supplement these hours with one or more clinical intensives for one week or more at a time. 

Estimated Cost

For the 2015-2016 academic year the cost per unit is $1245. You can expect to pay about $2,000 more in books and fees over the course of the program. More tuition information is found here.