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Doctorate in Nursing Practice

The Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program is for individuals who currently hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and who are nationally certified as an advanced practice nurse. This program allows you to complete the DNP program within six semesters (two years) plus the completion of the capstone project.

Through this program you will attain the highest level of educational preparation and excellence in advanced nursing practice, as well as expertise in areas that support clinical practice such as management and policymaking.

We offer a 20% tuition discount for the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Clinical Hours

All DNP graduates are required to complete a residency of 500-1000 clinical hours in conjunction with their scholarly project. The DNP student will develop, implement, and evaluate their project during their residency and capstone. At least 1000 hours of precepted clinical experience in the student’s specialty area (FNP or Adult Acute Care) is mandated by The American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

As many MSN programs with advanced practice certifications require 500 clinical hours, the applicant, as part of the admission process, will indicate how many hours were required as part of their MSN or post-master’s program. The faculty advisor will assist the student in creating an individualized plan to meet the objectives of residency as well as of the capstone.

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