BSN to DNP Program


What are the characteristics of a successful DNP student?
  • A passion for life-long learning and goal-oriented
  • The ability to think critically
  • Well-developed writing skills
  • Someone who is not satisfied with the status quo
  • An individual who enjoys solving complex problems and desires to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families within their community and beyond
How long is the BSN to DNP program?

Three years of full-time study with three semesters per year for a total of 9 semesters, starting in the fall.

How many hours are taken per semester?

Students take an average of 9 SCH per semester for a total of 72-75 SCH in the program.

Is a part-time plan of study available?

No, all students accepted into the program will follow a full-time course of study.

Is it feasible to work and successfully complete the program?

We strongly advise that the student work on a part-time basis only. In the clinical courses students will not only study course content but will be required to be in the clinical setting several days per week.

Will I have to find my own preceptors?

Yes, but faculty and the preceptor team will work closely to facilitate selecting and contracting with preceptors and facilities.

How many clinical hours are required?

You will have a minimum of 1000 hours in the clinical setting.

Are campus visits required?

The program qualifies as an on-line program which means at least 51% of the program can be completed online. Students are required to come to campus for orientation, OSCEs, final project presentation and selected DNP sessions.

Is professional nursing experience required to be accepted?

In the FNP track nursing experience as a registered nurse (RN) is highly preferred. The PMHNP track does not require previous nursing experience.

How competitive is the program?

We are accepting a limited number of students into this program as it involves low student to faculty ratios.