The DNP provides the terminal academic preparation for patient focused advanced practice nursing. The post-master’s DNP is designed to prepare expert nurse clinicians and administrators to assume diverse leadership positions to improve health and health care outcomes. The six semester program focuses on development of advanced competencies for complex practice along with evidence-based practice utilization to meet the demands impacting quality patient care delivery, patient outcomes, and system management.
Graduates will be prepared to lead at the highest clinical and executive positions.In addition to the standard graduate admission requirements, the followingis required to be considered for admission to the DNP program:
1. A completed Graduate Application.
2. Application essay - Reasons for seeking the DNP degree
and professional goals.
3. Master of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally
4. A minimum graduate GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
5. Professional resume.
6. Names and contact information for two professional references.
7. TOEFL score per the College (as needed).
8. Successful interview with the MSN/DNP Program Director or designee.
9. “C” or higher in an undergraduate statistics course.
10. Two years of clinical nursing experience to matriculate.
11. Active RN license with no restrictions.
12. Official documentation of practicum hours from master’s degree
13. Acceptable criminal background check.