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BSN to DNP Program

The BSN to DNP program is designed for baccalaureate nurses to prepare them for roles in advanced practice nursing as Family Nurse Practitioners or Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioners with a doctoral degree focusing on practice leadership. The emphasis of the program is the delivery of advanced practice nursing (APN) to vulnerable, underserved, and culturally diverse populations. The program is designed to prepare graduates for innovative and evidence-based advanced nursing practice. The program will accept a limited number of applicants. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. The program is designed to be completed in a full-time plan of study. Classes are offered in various formats including online, live weekly sessions and intensive weekends.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing recommends that students complete 1000 hours of clinical practicum hours. Clinical practice hours in the second year of study are designed to develop new practice skills and test new models of care.