Who should apply?

The DNP program is designed for nurses seeking leadership positions in various domains of healthcare. It prepares students to serve as Primary Care Nurse Practitioners for the Adult Gerontology population.

What should I expect?

Students can expect to develop skills for diagnosis, establishing treatment plans, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological prescription. The program emphasizes health prevention and promotion to impact health outcomes and transform healthcare delivery.

How long it takes:

The DNP program will be offered in 7 semesters (3.5 years) for full-time students and 9 semesters (4.5 years) for part-time students. Students with an MSN in another specialty can complete the program in 8 semesters part-time. The maximum allowable time to complete the degree will be 5.5 years for full time and 6.5 years for the part-time students.

How are the semesters divided?

The program consists of 23 courses, with 12 offered in a synchronous distance education modality. The curriculum is offered during the evening hours on weekdays, with weekend clinical rotation schedules as needed.

Evaluation and Selection Process:

The DNP Student Evaluating and Promoting Committee will evaluate students’ progress. If a student does not meet the satisfactory progress standards, the committee will determine whether the student should be suspended from the program or must repeat the year.

International Students:

International students are welcome to apply. They will be provided with information about the different financial alternatives and support systems available to them.

Upon Acceptance:

Upon acceptance, students will participate in any federal grant funding available in the form of traineeships. They will also be oriented on the different financial alternatives and support systems available to them.

More information about the Doctorate in Nursing Practice, check out the SJBSM Catalog.

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