BSN to DNP

BSN – DNP / FNP Cognate​

Students who select the BSN to DNP/FNP cognate will take 74 hours post BSN degree. Students will complete 33 hours of coursework from the MSN/FNP program and then add an additional 44 hours in DNP coursework. BSN to DNP (FNP) students must complete 1000 clinical hours prior to awarding this degree and the student practicum and residency courses assure this requirement is met. ​

Much of the clinical coursework in the BSN to DNP/FNP program is conducted primarily in the classroom. Students are expected to attend all 500 level clinical courses in person. The FNP clinical courses also require approximately 64 hours of clinical each semester, outside of the classroom. Other 500 level courses may be offered in a hybrid format that requires that students attend both online and live classes.

Once students begin the 600 level coursework, the courses are conducted primarily online and only require 1-3 meetings in the evening per semester. ​

BSN to DNP students must complete 1000 clinical hours prior to awarding this degree and the student practicum and residency courses assure this requirement is met.

BSN – DNP / Leadership Cognate

Students who select the BSN to DNP/Leadership cognate will take either 71 or 74 hours post BSN degree, depending upon cognate. Currently students completing the DNP Executive Leadership cognate complete 24 hours in the MSN program and then add an additional 47 hours in DNP coursework. Currently students completing the DNP Educational Leadership cognate complete 27 hours in the MSN program and then add an additional 47 hours in DNP coursework.

Much of the coursework in the BSN to DNP/Leadership program is conducted in a hybrid format. The 500 level courses may be offered in a hybrid format that requires students to attend both online and live classes.​

Once students begin the 600 level coursework, the courses are conducted primarily online and only require 1-3 meetings in the evening per semester.

BSN to DNP students must complete 1000 clinical hours prior to awarding this degree and the student practicum and residency courses assure this requirement is met.

Admissions & Curriculum

  • All BSN to DNP concentrations admit only one time per year for the fall semester.
  • Application deadline for fall is February 1st. All applications and required materials are due by February 1st.
  • Applications will not be considered past this deadline.
  • Transfer students may be accepted, and can apply through the same process with the same deadline as all other applicants.For more information on transferring from another program, please see our FAQ page here.
  • Applications are submitted online here.
    Please direct any application questions to Stephanie Bloom at slbloom@ju.edu​   

 

Admission into the BSN to DNP program occurs only in the fall semester. The course work can be completed in 9 semesters (three years).

​Contact

Stephanie Bloom

Assistant Director of Enrollment & Advising for Graduate Nursing

Hilary Morgan, PhD, CNM

Lead faculty, Doctor of Nursing Practice program