The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions

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 
  • BSN to DNP students also adhere to the MSN course schedules during their program. These are often weekly in the evenings

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 2014-1015 academic year the cost per unit is $1209. 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.