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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a terminal degree in nursing that prepares Registered Nurses (RNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to practice at the highest level of the profession.

Three Doctor of Nursing Practice tracks were launched for delivery beginning Fall 2017. These include the BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) track, and the Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) track.

  1. BSN-DNP for FNP (12 semesters or 15 semesters)*
  2. BSN-DNP for AGACNP (12 semesters or 15 semesters) *
  3. Post-Master’s DNP (4 semesters or 6 semesters) **

* Nurse Practitioner tracks which prepare students to take the appropriate certification exam at completion of the program of study.

** Track for nurse professionals who already have an MSN degree with approximately 500 clinical practice hours in the completed master’s program which can be validated in writing by that program administrator. These students may or may not be nurse practitioners, but they must have completed a master’s degree with a clinical focus. The Post-Master’s DNP track is a leadership track with focus on advanced clinical practice, leadership, informatics and technology, quality indicators and outcomes improvement, and translation of evidence to practice in healthcare delivery.

Application/Admission process will remain open until March 1, 2018 for Fall 2018 admissions. Applications accepted after that date if space is available

Requirements for admission to the BSN-DNP program:

  1. Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission
  2. BSN degree from an accredited institution
  3. Unencumbered RN license in the U.S.
  4. Overall GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale
  5. No additional qualifying exam (GRE, MAT)
  6. Three professional references
  7. Professional interview may be required
  8. Satisfactory writing sample

*Please contact Tammy Johnson (tjohnson@jsu.edu) or Leah Stuart (lstuart@jsu.edu) if you do not reside in the state of Alabama before applying to the university.

Requirements for admission to the Post-Master’s DNP program:

  1. Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission.
  2. Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a clinical focus validating 500 practice hours, including, but not limited to, certified nurse practitioners.
  3. Unencumbered RN license in the U.S.
  4. Overall GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale
  5. No additional qualifying exam (GRE, MAT)
  6. Three professional references
  7. Professional interview may be required
  8. Satisfactory writing sample

*Please contact Tammy Johnson (tjohnson@jsu.edu) or Leah Stuart (lstuart@jsu.edu) if you do not reside in the state of Alabama before applying to the university.

For more information contact:
Ms. Tammy Johnson, BS, MPA
Director of Academic Advisement and Certification
(800) 231-5291
(256) 782-5423
e-mail: tjohnson@jsu.edu

Leah M. Stuart
Administrative Coordinator
(256) 782-5423
e-mail: lstuart@jsu.edu

Distance Education:

Jacksonville State University strives to provide quality nursing education to a wide network of current and future healthcare providers. Each state has its own process for approving out-of-state distance education programs. All JSU Nursing programs may not be available in all states. Please contact the Jacksonville State University Department of Nursing for more information about availability of JSU distance education programs in your state.

Tammy Johnson (tjohnson@jsu.edu) (256) 782-8489
Leah Stuart (lstuart@jsu.edu) (256)782-5423

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