2016-2017 Catalog 
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2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctorate of Nursing Practice, DNP (Post BSN)

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The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the terminal degree in advanced nursing practice. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to DNP offers the BSN graduate a path to a clinical terminal degree in nursing. Along the way the student will take the usual core MSN courses, Primary Care NP specialty courses, and the DNP core. The student will be eligible to sit for a national nurse practitioner certification exam upon completion of the program.

Admission Requirements

  • Active RN license in state of practice
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited (CCNE/ACEN) program including prerequisite undergraduate courses in Statistics, Health Assessment, and Nursing Research
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher for all undergraduate coursework and BSN GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Submission of all required application materials by posted deadlines

State Authorization

Notice to admitted students: Students are admitted to our program as a resident of the particular state in which they resided at the time of application. If the student plans to move to a different state while in our program, or do any practicum hours in a different state, it is their responsibility to check our List of Approved States to make sure that they may continue in our program after moving to that state.

For more information, see http://www.cu.edu/state-authorization/professional-licensure.

Disclosure: Professional licensure requirements vary by profession and by state. The University of Colorado has not determined whether a course, program, certificate, or degree meets requirements for professional licensure outside of Colorado. Prior to enrolling, online distance students are strongly advised to check with the appropriate licensing board in their current or intended state of residence to ensure the online course, program, certificate, or degree will meet that state’s requirements. Contact information for your state’s Board of Nursing is available at: https://ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm.


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