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Admission Entry Points

Admission Entry Points

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)                   Professional Core (12 hours)

Step 1: Students holding the BSN will begin their program with the Professional Core, then will complete a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner.

Step 2: Complete concentration:

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).

Concentration in PMHNP (42 hours)

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specialty track provides advanced practice nurses with essential skills for the provision of mental health services in a variety of clinical settings. PMHNPs provide holistic, patient-centered care with a focus on the ideals of integrated systems and shared decision-making. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the PMHNP national certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Doctoral Core (31 hours)

Step 3: After completing the Professional Core and area of concentration, students complete the additional 31 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.