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College of Nursing
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree in Advanced Practice Nursing prepares advanced practice nurse (APN) clinical scholars. Students will develop leadership skills to effect health outcomes for individuals and populations by translating scientific evidence into clinical interventions; managing healthcare systems; and collaborating with other health care providers. The curriculum incorporates both clinical and didactic content.
Current unrestricted Ohio licensure as a registered nurse (or the state where they complete their clinicals) and current national APRN certification; an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must have earned masters' degrees from a CCNE-or NLNAC-accredited Advanced Practice M.S.N. program with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; three letters of reference from individuals who can address the applicant's potential to succeed in the D.N.P. program; a pre-admission interview, by telephone or in person, with the D.N.P. director; and a 300-word essay describing professional goals and reasons for seeking the professional practice doctorate. International students must have achieved a TOEFL score of 550 (PBT); applicants with scores greater than 525 but less than 550 will be considered for conditional admission.
Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree in Advanced Practice Nursing is 71 hours, which comprises (a) 37 credits of DNP core courses; (b) 540 clinical practice hours; and (c) transfer from the student’s master’s degree in nursing a minimum of 34 credits of nursing and advanced practice role-specific course work, including 500 clinical hours (may be taken as a part of the DNP degree). In addition to completion of the appropriate program plan with a grade point average of at least 3.000, the student must complete and successfully defend an evidence-based project to a committee that minimally includes the academic advisor and a preceptor member of the healthcare community. Preferably, the preceptor will hold a doctoral degree. The project must result in a manuscript suitable for publication.
Program Learning Outcomes
A total of 6 credit hours of NURS 76199 Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project is required
The College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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