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An Asian DNP nurse being instructed on proper technique for checking reflexes with an older white patient.

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Asian NP nurse checking cartoid artery pulse of young hispanic women,

BSN-to-DNP Program

Whether you are soon to graduate with your BSN, or have been practicing as a BSN prepared RN for many years, the BSN to DNP program is the pathway to the future of advanced practice nursing. The program is designed to meet the needs of the working RN by being predominately online. Depending on the specialty area chosen the program is 70 to 76 credit hours which includes a minimum of 1000 clock hours of direct patient care.  Students must be licensed as an RN in their residential state.

Asian NP using tuning form with older white patient.

MSN-to-DNP (with APRN-NP)

This program is for APRNs who are licensed in their state of residence and nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. If you are not seeking a second certification the program is 44 credit hours. For those seeking a second certification, an additional 6-16 credit hours is required depending on the specialty chosen. Clinical experiences are individually determined to add breadth and depth to your advanced practice (with a minimum of 525 clock hours of direct patient care).

Asian NP checking ear of white male patient.

MSN-to-DNP (without APRN-NP)

This program is for masters prepared nurses who are not licensed as an APRN-NP in their state of residence. This program is 66-72 credit hours depending on the specialty chosen with a minimum of 1000 clock hours of direct patient care.

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