DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Track

Program Director: Sheila Talbott

The Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner Program is an 80-credit hour, BSN to DNP program offered as a full-time or part-time plan of study. The entry to practice DNP degree offers students a hybrid approach to learning by combining remote, asynchronous and synchronous courses with timely on-campus hands-on learning intensives. In this program students will gain the requirements necessary to be eligible for a National Certification Examination (NCE).

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Admission Requirements

PURPOSE: The purpose of the policy is to describe the criteria for admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
POLICY APPLIES TO: The policy applies to Family Nurse Practitioner program applicants for admission.
POLICY: Students applying for admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner Program must meet minimum requirements to be considered for acceptance to the program.
PROCEDURE: The following criteria are considered when reviewing all graduate applications for admission:

  1. Current unrestricted RN license in the Commonwealth of Virginia or state participating in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Personal statement (No more than 500 words about short-term and long term goals after completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.)
  4. Official transcripts
  5. Completion of an undergraduate or graduate Statistics course with a grade of “C” or higher
  6. 3 Letters of recommendation
  7. Earned BSN from an accredited CCNE or ACEN School of Nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  8. Minimum of one year (2,080 hours) of full-time nursing experience
  9. Current BLS certification

Note: Due to the competitive nature of the admission process applicants should understand that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Applicants will be screened, and the most qualified individuals will be invited for an interview.

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