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Doctor of Nursing Practice / Nurse Practitioner

Program Details

You will find the foundational Jesuit values of the online MSN to DNP Nurse Practitioner program — a perseverance of social justice and service, and a commitment to life-long learning — align with your goals in becoming a DNP Nurse Practitioner. The advanced knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities gained in the DNP Nurse Practitioner program empower you to become an influential nurse leader who brings a superior level of care to patients. We expect you to excel in the top-management positions of your field.


  • Essay
  • Copy of your current, unencumbered RN License, advanced practice license (if applicable) in the state in which all clinical practicums for this program will occur
  • Official transcripts
  • Evidence of a MSN from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited U.S. college/university, or the equivalent from an international college/university, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Resume indicating a minimum 1 year recent post-master’s nursing work experience
  • Evidence of completion of a 3 credit hour graduate-level statistics course with an earned grade of B or better prior to NURS 920 Biostatistics
  • Evidence of a minimum of 500 supervised practice hours in one area of specialization in the accredited master's level program from which you graduated
  • Three recommendations
  • Certified Background Check
  • Interview
  • Minimum of 1800 hours of recent nursing practice (within the last year)

One campus visit per year is required.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)