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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.

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

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

For more information contact:
Ms. Tammy Johnson, BS, MPA
Director of Academic Advisement and Certification
(800) 231-5291
(256) 782-5423
Fax: (256) 782-5430
e-mail: tjohnson@jsu.edu

Leah M. Stuart
Administrative Coordinator
(256) 782-5423
Fax: (256) 782-5430
e-mail: lstuart@jsu.edu

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