|Fall - Priority: December 1
|Two letters of recommendation
|Prior academic records:
|Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended are required.
|Statement of Purpose:
|A personal statement describing your career goals relative to the doctoral study. You should include a general idea for your DNP project. Your vision for your post-DNP contributions to advance the nursing profession through scholarship and evidence-based practice must be emphasized in the statement Also, briefly describe your professional nursing practice and indicate any current or previous leadership roles. The applicants with a clear idea of a potential DNP project and the ability of the project to enhance/improve/contribute to nursing practice will be given preference for admission.
|Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university with a preferred minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
|Active and unencumbered RN license from a U.S. state or territory
|Applicants must live in Maryland, Northern Virginia, or the District of Columbia while taking the clinical courses NURS 6235, NURS 6236 and NURS 6237.
|The minimum English language scores required are:
|Internet-based TOEFL: 100; or
|IELTS: An overall band score of 7.0 with individual band scores of 6.0 or higher
Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
45085 University Drive, Suite 201-T
Ashburn, VA 20147
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 72 credits in required courses. In addition, students are expected to complete a minimum of 1000 practice hours with an approved preceptor. Practice hours consist of a minimum of 500 direct clinical hours and 500 indirect DNP practice hours.
|Biostatistics for Health Care Research
|Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
|Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
|Genetics for Healthcare Providers
|Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing
|Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner I: Introduction to Practice
|Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II: Complex and Acute Illness
|Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner III: Complex and Chronic Disease Mgt Adolesc/Elderly
|Epidemiology and Population Health
|Organizational Concepts in Nursing
|Knowledge Management in Nursing
|Translating Research into Practice
|Healthcare Quality Improvement
|Health Policy and Analysis
|Healthcare Economics, Finance, and Reimbursement
|Analytical Methods and Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice
|DNP Project Scholarly Inquiry
|DNP Project Planning
|DNP Project Implementation
|DNP Project Evaluation and Dissemination