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BSN to DNP

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*New, first-time BSN to DNP or DNP students only. Must meet all admission requirements and start class in the next term. Other conditions apply.

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The BSN to DNP program is a post-bachelor's pathway designed for students who wish to move quickly to a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree.  Students entering this program will already have their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

  • The 18 credit hour program pathway does not result in a stand-alone Master of Nursing (MSN) degree. 
  • Following successful completion of program pathway courses, students will transition directly into the Doctor of Nursing Practice coursework with no additional application.
  • Students will be able to obtain clinical hours during the program pathway.




The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Program Highlights

Example Coursework

  • Advanced Pathophysiology 
  • Leadership and Communication for the Graduate Nurse 
  • Advanced Pharmacology 
  • Advanced Clinical Practice 


Admissions Requirements

Format

  • 100% online


  • Application for admission with a non-refundable processing fee
  • Official transcripts from the accredited colleges or universities that awarded the baccalaureate degree to the applicant sent in a registrar's sealed and stamped/signed envelope or official electronic transcripts
  • Minimum nursing cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Two professional recommendation letters that attest to the applicant's academic abilities, character, and professional abilities
  • A 500-word purpose statement outlining the applicant's interest in the BSN to DNP program and their career professional goals (written in APA format)
  • Professional CV or resume
  • Proof of unencumbered registered nurse licensure in the United States
  • Completed undergraduate level statistics course with a "C" or better

Timeframe

  • 18 credit hours 
  • Minimum of 12 months


Scholarships available to all new students. 

Potential Outcomes

  • Director of Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Lead Clinician
  • Public Health Coordinator
  • Academic Nurse Leader
  • CNO
  • Director of Nursing
  • Director of Clinical Services

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