The online DNP degree program provides students the leadership skills needed for the highest level of nursing practice. Coursework focuses on biostatistics and population health, translational scholarship, evidence based practice, informatics, health care policy, managerial communication, and leadership.
- A cumulative 3.5 GPA from previous MSN coursework (those applicants with a 3.25-3.49 cumulative GPA from MSN coursework will be considered on a probationary status).
- MSN degree from an accredited school of nursing.
- Current certification as an advanced practice nurse (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, or registered nurse anesthetist) or as an advanced nurse administrator.
- Graduate-level statistics course that includes descriptive and inferential statistics taken within the last five years and achieving a grade of B or higher.
- Resume or curriculum vitae describing nursing experience and education and the applicant's progression in advanced practice or leadership positions.
- Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues familiar with advanced practice nursing or leadership competence. References should address the applicant's potential for success in the DNP Program.
- All official transcripts that led to undergraduate and graduate degrees.
- Documentation of number of supervised clinical hours completed in the MSN program. This documentation must be on the school/university letterhead.
- Admission essay.
- Admission Interview.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation Statement
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission