Aug 07, 2022  
2020-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2022 Graduate Catalog

Nursing Practice, Full time, DNP


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There are 2 degree pathways. Based on the admission application, a student can seek admission to the BSN to DNP  track  or  PostMasters DNP track. The BSN to DNP pathway includes courses for preparation as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). The pathways can be completed in a traditional or hybrid format. The DNP pathways also include executive-format courses on Fridays and Saturdays for some classes. Students have the option to complete the program full-time or part-time.

Because this is a practice-focused program, each student must complete a total of 1000 clinical practice hours. For Postmasters DNP students a minimum of 300 hours must be completed as part of the Postmasters  DNP program, but students may transfer up to 700 hours from an accredited MSN degree program. Students in the BSN to DNP pathway will accrue 1,000 practicing hours while enrolled. Each student must successfully also complete a DNP Scholarly Project as a requirement for graduation.

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The requirement is that all students must complete 1000 Practicum hours as a criterion for graduation. 1000 Practicum hours. *The student identifies the practicum focus within 8 weeks after enrollment in the nursing research and/or nursing theory course. Practicum hours calculation formula: 1 credit = 45 contact hours; 2 credits-=90 contact hours, 3 credits =135 contact hours; 4 credits = 180 contact hours.

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