34 credits post-masters to DNP completion
The DNP is designed to build on the MSN-FNP degree. Applications will be open to any MSN-prepared advanced practice nurse (NP, CNS, CRNA, or CNM) who meets admission requirements:
- Master of Science in Nursing degree;
- National certification as an advanced practice nurse;
- Unencumbered, current license to practice as an advanced practice nurse in the state where internship hours will take place;
- Verification of a minimum of 500 supervised clinical hours from the applicant's graduate program; and
- Graduate GPA > 3.25.
The Clarion and Edinboro Universities’ DNP Program is a 34-credit program that offers specialty electives in advanced clinical practice and clinical nursing education. Courses can be taken part-time over 6 semesters in an online format. Students will be admitted in cohorts of 27 and begin courses in the summer. The program is designed to be flexible, affordable, and professionally rewarding. The online, part-time structure accommodates employment as an advanced practice nurse while pursuing the DNP, thus easing the financial burden.
2015 - DNP becomes preferred credential for nurse practitioners
Graduate Nursing Application for MSN or DNP - $50 Fee
Application deadline is May 1, 2014 or until the class is filled for this year only.