Students who enter the BSN to DNP program will complete 72 credits and must choose from the following concentrations: 

BSN to DNP students complete core courses in theory, ethics, health care delivery systems, and statistics; advanced-practice competency courses relevant to their chosen concentration; and essential doctoral-level courses in policy, administration, informatics, and evidence-based practice. 

Preceptored/Mentored Clinical Hours

All DNP students must complete 1,000 precepted/mentored clinical hours. Students also must complete two practice inquiry project (PIP) courses over two semesters resulting in a scholarly product approved by their PIP committees. Students must take additional electives to meet the 72 credits required to complete the program if needed. 

Student Requirements 

All nursing students must maintain a current nursing license. Nursing students must meet certain mandatory requirements, including a certified criminal background check, immunizations, and other program-specific requirements. Specific information will be provided once the offer of admission to the nursing program has been accepted.

Plan of Study

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Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Applicants must meet the admission standards and application requirements specified in Graduate Admissions and must apply using the online Application for Graduate Admission.

For application deadlines and detailed application requirements, refer to the Admissions page.

The application process is competitive, and admissions are considered for both the Fall and Spring semesters.

Tuition and Fees

For information regarding tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounts, Tuition and Fees website.

It is important to note that Nursing programs require additional fees.

Scholarships and Financial Aids

The College of Public Health and School of Nursing provides a number of scholarships to students of all levels. Explore scholarship opportunities and application deadlines from the College of Public Health's Scholarship page.

For other scholarships and aids available in the university, please visit the university's page.