The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the terminal degree in advanced nursing practice. The post-master’s DNP program at Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences enrolls master’s prepared Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) who have obtained national certification. The degree prepares advanced practice nurses for the highest level of nursing practice and leadership in a variety of health care settings.
Active RN license in State of Practice
Master of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited (CCNE/ACEN) program
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, and Graduate GPA of 3.3
National Certification as NP or CNS, or CNS portfolio reflecting expertise if no national exam is available
Submission of all required application materials by posted deadlines
In addition to a MSN degree and National Certification as APN, applicants must have the following courses or equivalents for admission. Prerequisite graduate courses in nursing theory, research and policy are indicated only if MSN programs were in deficit of this core course.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Advanced Level Course Curriculum: Post-Master’s