Program Options

Top 25 online DNP courses 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:

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 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.