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University of Arizona – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 2018-05-04T17:30:57+00:00

University of Arizona – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program Overview

According to the University of Arizona:

“With a DNP you will be prepared to generate and disseminate nursing practice knowledge to stimulate research and improve clinical outcomes, improve health outcomes through scientifically-based advanced practice within your chosen specialty, engage in and lead collaborative practice teams, and influence clinical practice transformation and policy initiatives. You can enter the DNP as a post-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) student or a post-master’s (nursing) student. Part-time and full-time options are available. Nurse anesthetist students must attend full-time.”

At a Glance

URL http://www.nursing.arizona.edu/programs/advanced/dnp

Total credit hours

64-85 (depending upon the practice specialty selected)

Tuition per credit                 

Tuition and fees

Accreditation

The University of Arizona College of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive                 

The DNP program is considered an online program, although there are times students must travel to Tucson. All students seeking a specialty are expected to come to campus for a robust five-day Resident Intensive Summer Experience (RISE) each year for the first two years of doctoral study. RISE attendance for part-time students and MS – DNP (no specialty students) may vary.

Concentrations

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Students pursuing the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) specialty receive a broad foundation of educational preparation in advanced nursing practice to provide care for acutely ill adults with multiple, complex problems and their families.

Family Nurse Practitioner: Students pursuing the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialty receive a broad foundation of educational preparation in advanced nursing practice with families across the life span.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty: Students pursuing the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) specialty will receive a broad foundation of educational preparation in advanced nursing practice with children.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Students pursuing the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specialty receive a broad foundation of educational preparation in advanced psychiatric and mental health nursing practice with individuals and families across the life span.

Nurse Anesthesia: The nurse anesthesia specialty blends online, face-to-face, and clinical residency learning within 36 months of full-time. Students enrolled in the nurse anesthesia curriculum receive a broad foundation of educational preparation for the full-scope of anesthesia practice across the lifespan, nursing theories and nursing research methods.

Full-time/part-time/accelerated                 

Full-time/part-time

Time to complete                 

2.5 to 3 years

Admission requirements

According to the University of Arizona, to be eligible for admission to the DNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (BSN to DNP pathway)
  • Master of Science (MS) in Nursing degree, cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above (MS to DNP pathway only)
  • Advanced practice national certification for MS-DNP pathway (for current Nurse Practitioners only)
  • Unrestricted RN licensure in the U.S.
  • 2 Recommendations (References) – references should be from professional colleagues (supervisors, faculty, etc.) who can comment on the applicant’s desire to enroll in the doctoral program
  • Complete the online University of Arizona Graduate College application.
  • Transcripts
  • Computer literacy
  • Additional documentation will be required if offered admission into the program.