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This program is designed specifically for master's degree-prepared advanced practice nurses seeking a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Courses are designed for clinical experts and are innovative, interesting and organized to provide students with expert colleagues
The DNP program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, is designed for master's degree-prepared advanced practice nurses seeking a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Courses are designed for clinical experts and are innovative, interesting and organized to provide students with expert colleagues and mentors across the U.S. who can challenge them to take their practice to a new level.
Graduates of this program are able to facilitate the application and integration of research into clinical practice using innovative approaches to improve health care outcomes of populations and individuals across multiple settings.
This program is offered in a hybrid iCourse and in-person format that requires students to travel to campus for up to a week for orientation at the beginning of the program and two to three times per semester.
Priority Deadline: December 15
Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis after this deadline. Apply as soon as possible for consideration.
Join one of our online information sessions to learn more about this and other Edson College programs designed for licensed Registered Nurses.
Courses for full time students are typically sequenced as follows in the Sample Program of Study. For part time students, a program of study will be modified based on this course sequencing.
Nurse Faculty Loan Program
Students accepted into this Edson College program are eligible to apply for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program to help complete their degree.
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Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing from a nationally recognized, regionally accredited institution.
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency per the Graduate College requirement and all requirements for the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.
Applicants must be certified as an advanced practice nurse. A current unencumbered RN license in the state in which the student plans to do clinical practicums is required. All students are also required to have an unencumbered Arizona RN license or an unencumbered compact state RN license as mandated by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. The RN license must remain unencumbered throughout enrollment in any nursing program.
An interview with program faculty is required.
One year of clinical experience working within the student's specialty population is preferred.
Health and safety requirements include passing disposition on a background clearance and satisfactory completion of a substance screen.
An admission examination is not required.
Applicants will be reviewed on a space-available basis after the priority deadline. Students should see the program website for application deadlines.
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