2019-20 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 03, 2023  
2019-20 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Practice, DNP

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares nurses to lead transformative change in healthcare. Graduates acquire scientific, organizational, leadership and economic knowledge that allows them to plan, manage and deliver cost-effective, evidence based care.

Admission Requirements

Graduation from an accredited program with a Master’s degree in nursing.

Grades in all previous Master’s coursework of “B” or better.*

Current U.S. RN (registered nurse) license in the state in which practice will occur.

Evidence of successful completion of an introductory statistics course within the last 5 years.*

Personal interview (will be scheduled following submission of application and all related documents).

*Note: Applicants not meeting this criterion may be considered for conditional admission status.

Special Graduation Requirements

Final graduation grade point average of a “B” or better on the approved Plan of Study. Minimum grade of “B” in all core and specialty required nursing courses. Successful completion of a practice inquiry project.

Required Courses

Advanced Practice Nursing/MS Core Courses

Note: The following courses may be waived if student has successfully completed a comparable graduate course prior to application to this program from an institution that has been accredited by CCNE or ACEN.

DNP Leadership Core Courses


* If course taken as part of MS degree, will be replaced by elective

DNP Evidence Based Practice Core Courses

DNP Cognate/Inquiry/Residency Courses

Total 38 Credits Required

The DNP program is a 38 credit hours post-Master’s degree. Additional hours may be required depending on the master’s degree curriculum.

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