Post-Master's DNP Program
Post-Master's DNP > Nurse Practitioner Tracks (FNP, PNP and ANP)
The practice environment of a nurse practitioner is constantly changing. These changes are based on the increasing complexity of patient care and evolving practice issues of the healthcare system. To address the increasing complexity of patient care and evolving practice issues, a 5-semester Post-Master’s DNP Program is available to enhance your effectiveness as a healthcare leader in the profession as a nurse practitioner.
Am I Eligible?
Post-Master's DNP Admission Criteria
- Completion of a Bachelor of Science, preferably in Nursing, from an accredited program.
- Completion of a masters degree in nursing from an accredited program preferred
- Earned masters degree other than an MSN may be considered but may require additional coursework prior to enrollment. If applying for nurse practitioner or nurse anesthesia tracks, must demonstrate evidence of current national certification in the specialty area.
- Cumulative Graduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Cumulative science GPA (Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, statistics) of 3.0 on 4.0 scale
- Current unencumbered RN and APN licensure (if applicable) in state of residence.
- Eligible for licensure as registered nurse and APN (if applicable) in Tennessee
- Interview with the Nursing Graduate Admissions Selection Committee
- International students must complete TOEFL with WES evaluations of transcripts
- Statement of past clinical and/or work experiences, scholarly activities, and community service that supports future goals in obtaining a Practice Doctorate
Program Offerings and Deadlines
Priority Application deadline of March 1 is noted for acceptance into this track that begins in the fall of each year.
2013-2014 Tuition Rates
- $805 per credit hour
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Post-Master's DNP Curriculum Model
|Year 1||Year 2|
|Fall Semester||Fall Semester|
|NUR 720||Faith and Science||3||NUR 736||Fellowship II (240 clinical hours)||3|
|NUR 710||Methods for Evidence-Based
|3||NUR 791||DNP Project Implementation||3|
|Total Credits||9||Total Credits||6|
|Spring Semester||Spring Semester|
|NUR 715||Tech. Transformations of Health
|3||NUR 737||Fellowship III (240 clinical hours)||3|
|NUR 725||Health Care Policy & Economics||3||NUR 792||Project Completion||3|
|NUR 790||DNP Project Development||3|
|Total Credits||9||Total Credits||6|
|NUR 735||Fellowship I (180 clinical hours)||2|
|NUR 745||Leadership & Teaching
|NUR 705||Org. Leadership and Management||3|
|Total Curriculum Hours||38|
|Total Practice Hours||660|
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Graduate Admissions Checklist for the Post-Master's DNP
- Application: All non-traditional nursing students must complete the Union University School of Nursing's applications only. You are not required to apply to the university separately. NursingCAS AND Supplemental Application Packet (.pdf)
- Personal Statement: Complete the personal statement found on NursingCAS.
Please provide a statement of professional goals. Topics to be included are:
- Your reasons for seeking a clinical doctorate
- Your plans to use this degree to transform your practice and the profession of nursing
- A problem statement reflective of an issue in your practice you have identified as an opportunity for a practice inquiry project
- How you have prepared for success in this program
- Application Fee: The application fee is $50 and is non-refundable. You have the option to pay online by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order with your paper application. The NursingCAS application fee is $65 and is non-refundable. You have the option to pay online via the NursingCAS website.
- Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be submitted directly through NursingCAS. Please do not send transcripts for non-traditional nursing programs to Undergraduate Admissions. Transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from previous academic institutions attended. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be sent to:
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
- Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of professional/academic reference specifying the applicant's capabilities for graduate study to include one letter of reference from the current supervisor. Letter of Recommendation forms are a part of the NuringCAS application.
- Provide proof of BSN degree completion, if applicable.
- Provide proof of current RN Licensure.
- Provide proof of Undergraduate Statistics.
- Submission of a Curriculum Vitae.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. All application documents must be received prior to the application deadlines. Incomplete applications will be considered ineligible for admission.
*Please allow 2-4 weeks after application packet has been submitted to be received in the Office of Admissions and up to 2 weeks to process application. Applicant will be notified by email when application has been processed.
*Upon acceptance into the program, the following items must be completed:
- Current CPR Health Care Provider Certification
- Immunization Records
- Clear urine drug screen
- Clear criminal background check