The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused degree that prepares nurses to function at the highest level of practice for the current health care environment based on a strong scientific foundation for practice. Emphasis is on evidence-based practice, leadership, cultural competence, organizational analysis and policy. Students prepare for primary care roles as nurse practitioners. The online format of the program allows for flexibility, although each cohort will be required to participate in residency requirements throughout the program. The Capstone Project is an integral part of the total program of study as well as the culminating activity. The project represents an original application of knowledge in the area of student specialization. The target benefits of the intervention or innovation designed by the student would be beyond the individual patient or family and focus more on institutions, patient populations or communities.
The BSN-DNP program consists of 67-68 credits and three years of full-time study (5-9 credits per semester) over nine semesters.
BSN-DNP Curriculum Guide
MSN - DNP Program
- The Post-Master’s DNP program consists of 34-36 credit hours and two years of fulltime study (4-8 credits per semester) over six semesters.
MSN-DNP Curriculum Guide
Requirements for Admission
APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 5th
- BSN-DNP requires RN Licensure
MSN-DNP requires Certificate of Authority in advanced practice
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- GRE Scores (score will be evaluated based on the context of your application; emphasis placed on analytical writing section)
- One year of clinical practice experience
- 2-3 page paper describing a clinical area of interest for DNP Project.
- Undergraduate or graduate level statistics course