Post-Master’s DNP – Executive Weekend Model

Academics & Admissions

The Post-Master’s DNP Practice (Executive Weekend Model) program combines advanced practice and leadership content with a focus on quality care and cultural competency skills.

Program Overview

Fall deadline

April 15 deadline for fall admission (Newark)

Credits and hours

38 credits + 500 practicum hours


2-year program of study

At Rutgers School of Nursing, we prepare you to provide high-level, evidence-based nursing care across diverse settings and systems. Through our program, you’ll gain the knowledge base and skill mix needed to work within interdisciplinary teams, achieving Quality care health care goals, and reducing disparities.

Student testimonial

The DNP program helped me understand health systems even more and enhanced my knowledge to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes. The program will position me to take a leadership role in patient safety and develop ways to create a safe environment for patients.

Soledad G. Dela Merced, ’19

With our curriculum, you won’t have to choose between commitments — you can pursue full-time study at our Newark campus while maintaining your home and work responsibilities.

Become an expert clinician or leader in your practice today.

Amita Avadhani

Meet the Specialty Director

Dr. Amita Avadhani is an Associate Professor and the Interim Specialty Director for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Program. Her research Interests are: Infectious Diseases, Critical Care, End of Life Care, and Quality of Work Life.