Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Enroll today in our online, post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and take the next step in your career through this practice-based doctorate. The program is 9 semesters with an accelerated 6-semester option available.

Our collaborative program brings together the highly respected aspects of programming at Goshen College and Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Virginia).

What makes our program unique?

  • Online & Flexible:

    You will primarily work in your own timeframe (asynchronous course work) with some scheduled videoconference sessions to allow for direct interaction with classmates and faculty on both campuses, earning your degree from the institution you choose.

  • Values-based:

    Rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition of service, peacemaking and community, this program prepares you to be a good steward of healthcare resources and lead within a dynamic healthcare system. This program emphasizes: intercultural competency, servant leadership and innovative problem-solving.

Get started today!

Apply online now to join our community of online learners. Questions? Read our program FAQs.

CCNE Accreditation Visit

The Goshen College Department of Nursing (GC) will host the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on January 30-February 1, 2019 for the initial accreditation of our new Doctorate of Nursing Practice program, which is a consortium with Eastern Mennonite University. In accordance with CCNE accreditation procedures, we extend the opportunity to our communities of interest (faculty, students, clinical partners, consumers and community at-large) to submit comments regarding our academic programs.  CCNE will receive signed third-party comments until 21 days prior to the January 30-February 1, 2019 site visit.   The comments will be shared with the CCNE evaluators who visit GC, but they will not be shared with the Nursing Department at GC.  Your comments will be considered in the accreditation process.

If you would like to submit a third-party comment for the DNP program, please submit to or if you prefer, mail comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn:  Third-Party Comments
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

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Ruth Stoltzfus

Professor of Nursing
Director of Graduate Program in Nursing
DNP Co-Director

Contact me with questions!

Melody Cash

Professor of Nursing and Department Chair
DNP Co-Director (Eastern Mennonite University)

Brenda Srof

Professor of Nursing and Department Chair

Ann Hershberger

Professor of Nursing (Eastern Mennonite University)

Laura Wheeler

Professor of Graduate Nursing

Laura Yoder

Associate Professor of Nursing (Eastern Mennonite University)

Don Tyson

Associate Professor of Nursing (Eastern Mennonite University)

Jeanette Shown

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology