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Admission Entry Points

Admission Entry Points

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)                   Professional Core (15 hours)

Step 1: Students holding the BSN will begin their program with the Professional Core, then will complete one of the following concentrations: Nursing Leadership Administration or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Step 2: Students chose one concentration from the following areas of study:

Concentration in Nursing Leadership Administration (24 hours)

The Nursing Leadership Administration Concentration prepares nurse leaders to synthesize business and nursing sciences in high profile positions within emerging healthcare systems.

Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner (33 hours)

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration will focus on the delivery of health care services to vulnerable populations by conducting comprehensive health assessments aimed at health promotion and disease prevention, management of common acute illnesses and stable chronic conditions, and coordination of services in a variety of settings.

Following graduation from the DNP program and completion of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration, students are eligible to sit for certification as FNP through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Doctoral Core (36 hours)

Step 3: After completing the Professional Core and area of concentration, students complete the additional 36 hours of doctoral coursework. Students holding the Master of Science in Nursing will begin their program here.

Click here for a Course of Study (curriculum schedule).  Be sure to review policies and procedures in the DNP Handbook.