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. Applicants will be contacted by the Director of Student Services if selected for interview.
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 78-81 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 two days a week for class.
What is the residency requirement?
The DNP residency requires clinical hours in the APRN specialty and a DNP project. For the project, students will identify a clinical problem or professional issue that arises from a careful analysis of a practice population and/or system; develop and implement an innovative, culturally competent, evidence-based solution using principles of translational research; and implement and evaluate the outcome(s). Foundational coursework in the DNP program is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the project.