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Programs for MSN Holders

Programs for MSN Holders
DNP - Executive Nurse Leadership
  •  Online Coursework
  •  No GRE/GMAT Required
  • CCNE Accredited
  • Stand out at your organization as a proven nurse leader and practice scholar.
  • Develop advanced business acumen and leadership skills to transform hospitals and/or healthcare systems.
  • 100 percent online program with no required campus visits.
  • Gain advanced knowledge while creating a network of colleagues and mentors.
  • Earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, ranked 60th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools.
  • Master of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited school of nursing, or any master’s in business/health-related degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing
  • GPA: 3.0 or above (BSN)
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Two years of supervisory/management experience at Director level or above, with strategic planning, budgetary, and financial responsibilities within the past five years

Now Accepting Applications. Seating is limited.

Next Start Date: September 2024

Programs for MSN Holders
DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner
  •  Online Coursework
  •  Placement Support
  • CCNE Accredited
  • CCNE-accredited** and U.S. News & World Report ranked program
  • Main coursework is online with on-campus immersions throughout the program
  • Practicum requirement total: 1,125 hours for BSN pathway and 1,000 hours minimum for MSN pathway
  • Courses are 15 weeks, with three terms per year
  • Students learn from nationally recognized faculty
  • Clinical placement support 
  • Total credits: 75 for BSN pathway and 38-75 for MSN pathway
  • BSN or MSN from a regionally accredited school of nursing
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • One (1) year of full-time experience as a practicing professional nurse by the first day of class (additional work experience may be required by faculty)
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Complete an acceptable written personal statement 
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • No GRE or MAT Required 

Now accepting applications. Seating is limited

Next Start Date: September 2024

Programs for MSN Holders
DNP - Nurse-Midwifery
  •  Online Coursework
  •  Placement Support
  • CCNE Accredited
  • ACME-accredited*CCNE-accredited** and U.S. News & World Report ranked program
  • Main coursework is online with on-campus immersions throughout the program
  • Practicum requirement total: 1,125 hours for BSN pathway and 1,000 hours minimum for MSN pathway
  • Courses are 15 weeks, with three terms per year
  • Students learn from nationally recognized faculty
  • Clinical placement support
  • Total credits: 75 for BSN pathway and 38-75 for MSN pathway

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  • BSN or MSN from a regionally accredited school of nursing
  • 3.0 GPA
  • At least one year of full-time experience as a professional nurse in labor and delivery, on the mother-baby unit, or in an outpatient OB/GYN setting at time of application. Extensive observational experiences of birth, or education and practice as a doula will be considered. Applicants with other experiences in the maternal-child health specialty will be considered individually.
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Complete an acceptable written personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation, as follows: one must be from an immediate supervisor, one must be from a peer nurse, and one must be from an MSN, DNP, or PhD prepared nurse
  • No GRE or MAT Required

Now accepting applications. Seating is limited

Next Start Date: September 2024

Programs for MSN Holders
DNP - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  •  Online Coursework
  •  Placement Support
  • CCNE Accredited
  • CCNE-accredited** and U.S. News & World Report ranked program
  • Main coursework is online with on-campus immersions throughout the program
  • Practicum requirement total: 1,125 hours for BSN pathway and 1.000 hours minimum for MSN pathway
  • Courses are 15 weeks, with three terms per year
  • Students learn from nationally recognized faculty
  • Clinical placement support 
  • Total credits: 75 for BSN pathway and 38-75 for MSN pathway
  • BSN or MSN from a regionally accredited school of nursing
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • The equivalent of a minimum (1) year of full-time Level 3 NICU neo-natal clinical practice experience (by the first day of class). Experience MUST be current and required within the last five years as a registered nurse in the care of critically ill neonates or infant in critical care inpatient settings. Students may participate in the pre-clinical portion of the program while obtaining the necessary practice experience.
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Complete an acceptable written personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation, as follows: one must be from an immediate supervisor, one must be from a peer nurse, and one must be from an MSN, DNP, or PhD prepared nurse
  • No GRE or MAT Required

Now accepting applications. Seating is limited

Next Start Date: September 2024

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