The Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing is nationally recognized among the Top 25 Online DNP Programs. Some on-campus requirements apply, depending on the degree program chosen. The College 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)
The graduate of the doctorate degree program is able to:
- Incorporate advanced levels of clinical judgment and scholarship into nursing and leadership.
- Appraise scientific knowledge, as well as new and current approaches in nursing practice and leadership to promote optimal outcomes.
- Examine leadership in organizations and systems to assure quality care delivery models.
- Design, deliver, direct and disseminate evidence-based practices.
- Evaluate programs, health care delivery systems and outcomes using information systems.
- Advocate for health care practice change through policy development and evaluation.
- Assume appropriate leadership roles for effective interprofessional collaboration to achieve optimal outcomes.
- Combine ethical principles with decision making processes in health care practices and systems.
- Integrate advanced clinical reasoning and judgment in the management of complex clinical situations and systems.
- 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 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 year of experience (or the equivalent) in psych-mental health within the last five 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 letters of recommendation from persons who are able to speak of the applicant’s ability to undertake graduate study; it is preferred that one of those letters be from a nursing faculty from the baccalaureate education.
- College may request to interview applicant.