The online DNP degree program from Arkansas State University is practice-focused and prepares nursing leaders for the highest level of clinical nursing practice beyond the initial and master's preparation in the discipline. Coursework explores topics such as:
A Master’s degree in nursing from a CCNE, COA, or NLNAC accredited program.
A minimum graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
A current unencumbered APN license in the USA with national specialty certification as appropriate.
Successfully completed a graduate-level statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of “B” or above.
Submit curriculum vitae/have at least one (1) year experience (2000 hours) as an APN prior to application to the DNP program verified by employer.
Three work reference forms completed.
Satisfactory criminal background check through the School of Nursing.
For primary language other than English TOEFL score of 83 on the preferred internet-based test, (IBT), 570 on the paper-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test.
Program includes an on-campus emersion experience prior to the start of each semester.
Accreditation & Licensing
The Higher Learning Commission
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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