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Admissions Requirements

Admissions decisions will be made with the following considerations:

• Completion of the School of Nursing and Graduate School applications
• The applicant must hold a master of science degree in nursing as an advanced practice nurse or in an advanced nursing practice role
• A cumulative master's GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Completion of a graduate level statistics course with a grade of "B" or better within six years
• Completion of a graduate level epidemiology course with a grade of "B" or better within six years
• Current unencumbered RN licensure
• Resumé or curriculum vitae
• Narrative statement of applicant's goals for the DNP program and project
• Three completed DNP Applicant Reference Forms, with at least one from a person with a graduate degree in nursing or a related field
• Personal interview

Exit Requirements

Students must successfully complete all course work, residency requirements, and a doctoral project. Because the American Association of Colleges of Nursing has mandated that DNP graduates complete at least 1,000 hours of practice postbaccalaureate as part of a supervised academic program, master's degree transcripts will be evaluated individually, with a maximum of 500 clinical hours from advanced practice specialization programs counting toward the total 1,000 required hours. Deficit practice hours will be completed in the program as residency practicum hours.

Application Deadline

Deadline is March 1 for fall. Upon acceptance, a non-refundable advance deposit fee of $300 is required (applied toward future tuition).

Contact Information

Kathy Ketchum, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
Campus Box 1066, Alumni Hall, Room 2117
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1066

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