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DNP project guide: Submitting to the SU Libraries

Submitting your DNP project for binding

You're required to submit TWO hard copies of your project to the SU Libraries for binding:
one copy for the Libraries' Archives and one copy for your department. 

Submit the hard copies of your project to the Office of Graduate Studies. Staff in the Office of Graduate Studies conducts a technical review of all hard copies of the manuscript for appropriate paper type, sequence of document, and formatting. After passing technical review, staff in the Office of Graduate Studies will deliver all approved paper copies to the Libraries for binding. For assistance, please contact Jessica Scott, Graduate Program Manager, at 

Preparing the copies of your DNP project for binding

Step 1: Prepare two required hard copies of your project to be submitted to the SU Libraries for binding.  


  • at least 25% rag content (a.k.a. cotton or high quality bond) paper
  • 8.5 x 11 inches


  • margins (including appendices) should be one and one half
    (1 ½) inches on the left margin and one (1) inch on the top, right, and bottom margins 


  • print on one side only 

Step 2: Submit the required hard copies of your project to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) for technical review and approval. 

Printing services

You can print your manuscript using the Résumé Printing Station located in the Perdue Hall 141 IT Computer Lab. Instructions are located at the printer.

Binding personal copies

As a service to SU students, the Libraries provides the option to have personal copies of a DNP project bound professionally. You must prepare your own print copies of your manuscript and submit them to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) for technical review and approval. The OGS staff will deliver the approved personal copy or copies to the Libraries for binding. 


You can pick up your bound personal copies at the SU Libraries or these copies can be shipped to your home address at no cost to you. If you choose this option, please provide your mailing address to Stephen Ford, Education Librarian,

Binding cost

  • Binding a library copy
    Free to students.
  • Binding departmental and/or personal copies
    The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)  will cover binding costs for up to four (4) departmental and/or personal copies.
  • Binding additional departmental copies
    Departments may opt to pay for additional copies for students
    ($15 per copy).
  • Binding additional personal copies
    If you want to bind additional personal copies, the cost is $15 per copy. The payment can be cash or check. A check should be made out to Salisbury University.