BSN-DNP Program Description
The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) serves to strengthen the skills and knowledge of experienced and licensed practitioners in the areas of executive leadership, nurse anesthesia, and nurse practitioner. The DNP Program provides the student with the opportunity to strengthen one’s clinical skills by gaining intensive experiences in one’s specialty area of practice, enhance the understanding of the theoretical underpinnings that supports one’s specialty area of practice, and broaden one’s perspective of healthcare systems and delivery models from a Christian worldview.
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Purpose of Program
To prepare competent professional nurses who provide caring therapeutic interventions to meet the health needs of culturally diverse persons.
Mission Statement of Program
The mission of the Doctor of Nursing Practice is to prepare experts in specialized advanced practice with a Christ-centered focus.
Program Goals of DNP Program
- To provide doctoral nursing education that builds on the foundation of master’s nursing education
- To prepare the graduate for enhanced knowledge and skills in a specialized area of practice
- To develop the graduate as a leader of one’s specialty area of practice implementing the Christian worldview
Expected Program Outcomes of DNP Program
- Demonstrate expertise in an area of specialized advanced nursing practice
- Integrate biosciences, education, research, business, and technology into advanced nursing practice within the Christian worldview
- Formulate organizational and systems components for leadership and quality improvement to enhance patient outcomes
- Promote transformation of health care through interprofessional collaboration, policy development and technology utilization within an area of specialized advanced nursing practice
- Evaluate outcomes of evidence based research and design appropriate interventions for specialized area of advanced nursing practice to improve the health of individuals, aggregates, and populations
BSN-DNP Admissions Checklist
- Application: All non-traditional nursing students must complete the Union University School of Nursing's application 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. Your personal statement should include information pertaining to your personal career goals and reflect your interest in the field of nursing.
- 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.
- 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.
- Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendations are required from individuals who can attest to your academic ability and/or self-discipline to excel in the DNP graduate program. One of these recommendation letters should be from a current supervisor. Letter of Recommendation forms are a part of the NuringCAS application.
- Provide proof of current RN Licensure.
- 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.