BSN to DNP

Program Options

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing offers four BSN to DNP degree programs.

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (P-MHNP)
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)

Admission Criteria

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an ACEN, CNEA or CCNE accredited program

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

  • Evidence of completion of undergraduate health assessment and nursing research with a minimum grade of “C” in both courses.
  • Proof of current, unencumbered licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse.
  • NNP: Must have the equivalent of at least two (2) years of full-time clinical experience as an RN in a Level III or IV NICU within the past five years before starting clinical courses. May start theory courses without the required clinical experience and must hold and maintain a current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certificate
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students must have one (1) year of experience (or the equivalent) in psych-mental health within the last 5 years prior to starting the psych-mental health specific theory or practicum courses.
  • A 750-1000 word typed essay detailing professional and educational goals
  • Evidence of one year professional nursing experience preferred.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from persons who are able to speak of the applicant’s to undertake graduate study; one letter from a nursing faculty from the baccalaureate education is preferred.
  • College may request to interview applicant.