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BSN to DNP Program


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

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Administration

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.

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.


For questions about the program and admissions process, contact 703-993-1961.

Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program has been identified by George Mason University as one that may lead to a career requiring professional licensure/certification. Federal regulations require Mason to disclose information as to whether this program meets/does not meet the educational requirements for licensure/certification in your state, or whether such a determination has not been made. Please consult our Licensure Disclosure Tool ( for the disclosure statement specific to your desired state/program combination.