The DNP-PH is offered at WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, and WSU Vancouver.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Population Health (PH) focuses on the health of populations, while providing a background in assessment, pharmacology, and pathophysiology. Health policy, epidemiology, and health promotion concepts are integrated into the curriculum. While a master’s degree in PH is also available, the DNP prepared PH graduate will gain enhanced skills in interprofessional collaboration, application of evidence-based practice, health information systems, organizational systems, and leadership.

Two pathways are available:


  • Hospitals and health care organizations
  • Public and community health systems
  • Faculty roles in public and private settings


Students must have a Washington State RN license and have worked as a full-time nurse for at least one year to be eligible to apply. To learn about other pre-application requirements, visit the DNP Application & Admission page.