Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

BSN to DNP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the application deadline? How often are students admitted?

The application deadline for the BSN to DNP Program is March 1. Applications are screened once a year for Fall admission.

What is the GPA requirement?

The minimum GPA requirement is 3.00.

How do I determine if my degree from another country is equivalent to a US degree?

Applicants who have earned a degree outside the United States are required to have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (www.wes.org). A course-by-course evaluation is required.

What is the application time line?

Application Deadline: March 1
Application Decisions: May 1

Applicant interviews take place in late March or early April.

Do I need to submit my Health Requirement Information by the application deadline?

The Health Requirement Information is not required at the time of application. However, all information will be due by a specified date if accepted to the program. Failure to comply will void the admission offer.

How many units is the program?

The program ranges from 74-81 units depending upon the APRN specialty selected.

Can I attend the program on a part-time basis?

Full-time or part-time enrollment is available. Students who attend full time complete the degree in three years. Students who attend part time usually complete the degree in four to five years.

When are classes offered? Is there a distance format?

The BSN to DNP Program is a campus-based program. Students come to campus a minimum of two days a week for class. Additional day or days are required for clinical.

What is the scholarly practice requirement?

The DNP scholarly practice requires clinical hours in the APRN specialty and a DNP translational science project. For the project, students will identify a clinical problem or professional practice issue identifed from careful analysis of a practice population and/or system; develop and implement an innovative, culturally competent, sustainable, evidence-based solution using principles of translational science; and implement and evaluate the outcome(s). Foundational coursework in the DNP program will prepare students to successfully complete the translational science project.