Admission requirements for the post-Baccalaureate to DNP (BSN to DNP) track are competitive. Students are admitted as a cohort, based on a review of all required materials provided to the school of nursing DNP program faculty. Students may be admitted unconditionally or provisionally. Early admission application is November 1 and regular admission is February 15 annually.
The Post-Master's DNP Offers Two Specializations to Align With Your Career Goals
The DNP program comprises two post-masters to DNP tracks and one post-BSN to DNP track. The Post-Master's to DNP track is for currently certified Nurse Practitioners or masters prepared nurses seeking executive leadership. Students can choose one of two plans of study depending on their career goals:
The post-BSN to DNP track prepares BSN nurses to be family nurse practitioners with an emphasis on incorporating comprehensive behavioral health components.
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The DNP program is online with a one-week campus orientation required each year and a campus visit to defend the capstone at the conclusion of the program.
The mission of the doctor of nursing practice program is to provide a rigorous Jesuit education: to prepare advance nursing practice leaders to direct health care systems and inter-professional teams; to refine critical thinking and ethical decision-making skills to reduce health disparities and advance quality of care; to translate the science of nursing and health care to clinical practice; and to execute new practice options for doctorally prepared nurses in health care systems.