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The online DNP degree program allows registered nurses at the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s level to advance their education by earning the degree and seeking eligibility, if needed, to take the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam. Graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles in a variety of advanced positions in the nursing field.
Master of Science degree in Nursing with a minimum GPA of 3.2
A grade of “C” or better on an introductory course in statistics
Three current (< 1 year) letters of professional/academic reference
A copy of a current unencumbered RN license to practice in the state in which the student will perform clinical
A copy of current national family practitioner certification (ANCC & AANP) [FNP only]
A combined verbal and quantitative score ≥ 800 (≥ 280 on new test) and analytic score of ≥ 3.5 on the GRE
At least one year of continuous clinical nursing experience with patient contact as an RN or advanced practice nurse within the past three years
Completion of an interview
Writing sample may be required during interview
A grade of “C” or better on a graduate level pathophysiology course prior to enrolling in all other graduate level courses
One to three on-campus visits per semester required
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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