Doctor of Nursing Practice / Clinical Nurse Specialist (BSN to DNP)
Texas Christian University

Program Details

The online DNP Clinical Nurse Specialist program at Texas Christian University allows nurse professionals to focus their studies on advanced practice with either adult-gerontology or pediatric populations. Clinical Nurse Specialists have the expertise to bring leadership and innovation to their workplace.

Registered nurses with a BSN can apply for this online Doctor of Nursing Practice concentration. Online coursework is combined with one on-campus intensive session to prepare students to solve complex problems in healthcare. CNS graduates can influence healthcare outcomes through direct care, expert consultation, and quality improvement implementation.

Courses include topics such as:

  • The CNS and professional practice
  • Decision science and informatics
  • Diagnostic reasoning and advanced patient management

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires one on-campus intensive session
  • Must have a BSN degree from an accredited school, current unencumbered licensure in the state where practicum will occur, and current CPR certification and immunizations
  • Preferred work history includes one year of full-time experience or its equivalent as a registered nurse

Restricted States

Connecticut