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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares advanced practice nurses for complex practice that will enable them to more fully meet the healthcare needs of the community. The program focuses on development of evidence-based practice, and research utilization for the improvement of clinical care delivery, patient outcomes, system management, and organizational leadership to inform health care policy. Graduates of the program are prepared to lead at the highest clinical levels. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is also available in an online format.

For DNP course descriptions, click here.

For DNP Admission requirements, click here.

For DNP progression plan starting fall 2010 semester, click here.

For Online DNP program information click here.

Doctor of Nursing Practice D.N.P.

Admissions Requirements

Post-MSN

  • MS or MSN from an NLNAC/CCNE accredited nursing program
  • Current board certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Minimum of 3.5 GPA in Master’s program in nursing on a 4.0 scale
  • Three letters of recommendation (suggest a minimum of one academic, one clinical)
  • Copy of curriculum vitae
  • 500 word essay, typed and double-spaced, addressing the following topic:
    • Describe an issue in your current practice that would lend itself to scholarly inquiry
  • An interview may be requested.

Post-BSN

  • BSN from an NLNAC/CCNE accredited nursing program
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the United States
  • CGPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course within the past 5 years.
  • Three letters of recommendation (a minimum of one academic, one clinical)
  • Copy of curriculum vitae
  • 500 word essay, typed and double-spaced, addressing the following:
    • Provide a rationale for your decision to pursue graduate studies in nursing and give your philosophy of nursing.
  • An interview may be requested.

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