Program Requirements

Hours: 36-39

NUR 800Theoretical & Philosophical Perspectives for Evidence Based Practice (3)

NUR 801Biostatistics for Evidence Based Practice (3)

NUR 802Evidence Based Practice (3)

NUR 803Building Collaborative Relationships (3)

NUR 804Global Health Care Policy (3)

NUR 805Transforming Health Care Through Technology (3)

NUR 812Epidemiology and Population Health (3)

NUR 821Strategic Management and Financial Controls of Health Care Organizations (3)

NUR 823Nursing Practicum I (3-5)

NUR 824Nursing Practicum II (3-4)

NUR 832Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone (6)

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the DNP program, applicants must meet the following criteria and complete the application process:

  • A Master of Science in Nursing degree from a CCNE or ACEN accredited college or university that holds regional accreditation.  
  • A minimum overall graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • “C” or higher in an undergraduate or graduate statistics course.  
  • Two years of clinical nursing experience to matriculate.  
  • Active RN license with no restrictions*

*Practicum & Capstone projects may depend on state of licensure

  • Official documentation of practicum hours from master’s degree granting institution
  • Acceptable criminal background check (prior to matriculation).  
  • TOEFL score per the University (as needed).

The following must be submitted as part of the application process:

  • A completed graduate application and application fee through Graduate Admission at
  • A one-to-two page typewritten essay with reasons for seeking the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree along with a statement of your professional goals.
  • Professional resume.
  • Names and contact information for two professional references.
  • Successful interview with the MSN/DNP Program Director or designee.*

*When all materials are submitted and reviewed, the program director or designee will contact you to arrange a time for an interview.

Program Outcomes

The graduate of the DNP program will be able to:

  1. Practice at the highest level of nursing by integrating evidence-based practice, nursing theory, and leadership to improve health care outcomes.
  2. Implement changes based on evaluation of complex health systems, health policy, and nursing science in response to social, political, economic, and ethical issues.
  3. Evaluate the impact of change on complex health systems including individuals and populations.
  4. Utilize information systems and technology to transform health care delivery and nursing practice.
  5. Engage in interprofessional collaboration for the advancement of individual and population health outcomes.
  6. Incorporate ethical beliefs and values to provide a framework for advanced nursing practice.