Take Your Nursing Career to the Next LevelBSN-DNP

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Why Choose Our Program?

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP) program is a dynamic program that prepares nurses for leadership positions in multiple domains of healthcare. Students are prepared with the skills necessary to impact health outcomes and transform healthcare delivery. Graduates leave this program ready to begin a career at the top of their profession, with the knowledge of disciplines including nursing, economics, informatics, education, and health policy. The BSN-DNP is a terminal degree that prepares nurses in the application of research to clinical nursing practice at the highest individual, population, and systems levels.

What We Offer:

If you have already earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), you may be interested in our Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

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All Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students are required to complete the following coursework:


  • NUR 514 - Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles
  • NUR 520 - Nursing Theory and Research II
  • NUR 610 - Info Sys & Tech of Advanced Practice
  • NUR 630 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • NUR 652 - Evidenced Based Practice I
  • NUR 660 - Ethics in Clinical Practice
  • NUR 670 - Leadership and Health Policy
  • NUR 690 - Evidence Based Practice II
  • NUR 702 - DNP Practice Project
  • NUR 703 - DNP Residency

In addition to the BSN-DNP Core, all BSN-DNP students will complete one of the following cognates:

BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner cognate 

  • Students who select the BSN-DNP/FNP cognate will take 70 credit hours post BSN degree. BSN-DNP/FNP students must complete 1000 total clinical and residency 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-DNP/Leadership cognate will take a minimum of 59 credit hours post BSN degree. BSN-DNP students must complete 1000 residency hours prior to awarding this degree.


How to Apply

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial transcripts from Colleges & Universities with All Nursing Coursework & Nursing Degrees 
  • Nursing GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Intent
  • Copy of current RN license
  • A background check will be required for students participating in clinical practice
  • The following may be requested of students with a GPA of 3.0 or lower
    • GRE/GMAT scored
    • Letters of Recommendation

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