Allen College offers two entry points to the DNP program: a post-graduate pathway for those who have an MSN, and a BSN-DNP pathway for those who do not yet have a graduate degree. This program prepares students to:
- Practice at the highest level of nursing through integration and application of nursing science in clinical practice, management, and education.
- Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership to advance quality improvement and systems change.
- Apply analytical methods and research to develop best practices and practice guidelines.
- Use information systems and technology-based resources to support clinical and administrative decision making and to improve the health care of individuals, families and populations.
- Advocate for healthcare change through policy development and evaluation.
- Assume leadership roles in interprofessional collaboration to improve the health outcomes of individuals, families, and populations.
- Incorporate a firm conceptual foundation for clinical prevention and population health.
- Synthesize advanced practice nursing knowledge and competencies into the practice role.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.2 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV
- Current, active, and unencumbered nursing license
- Some on campus visits may be required.