BSN-DNPLeadership Cognate

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Why Choose Our Program?

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Leadership cognate was designed for nursing professionals ready to take the next step in their career — leadership. Students of the BSN-DNP program will learn to positively impact health outcomes by researching and implementing new health knowledge. 

  • The program consists of 59 credit hours of coursework, and students will complete 1000 residency hours during the program
  • Faculty mentors work with students individually throughout the project phase of program

We also offer a BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner cognate for BSN nurses who wish to pursue graduate education as an Advanced Practice Nurse and complete the DNP degree concurrently. If you have already earned a Master in Science of Nursing (MSN), you may be interested in our Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

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Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and an admissions counselor to ask questions about our curriculum and admissions process.

Monday, June 3, 2024

3:00 p.m.

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Become A Leader in Family MedicineAbout Our Program


All BSN-DNP Leadership 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

BSN-DNP Leadership Cognate:

  • NUR 530 - Financial Management of Nursing Systems
  • NUR 531 - Human Resource Management in Healthcare
  • NUR 532 - Nur Leadership in Healthcare Systems
  • NUR 533 - Quality and Safety in Healthcare
  • NUR 602 - Business of Healthcare/NUR 604 - Academic Leadership in Nursing Education
  • NUR 622 - Quality Management Improve Health
  • NUR 641 - DNP Residency Hours
  • NUR 642 - Leadership and Innovation

Increase Your Earning PotentialGet Ready to Take the Next Step in Your Career

Graduates of this DNP program will be ready to re-enter the nursing profession at the highest level achievable, and prepared to take on senior leadership roles.

$130,820Average salary of a DNP Nursing Leader from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Terminal DegreeA DNP is one of the highest degree you can earn in the field of nursing, meaning you will be working at the very top of your profession.

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
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited program and CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited program
  • 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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Contact Information Keigwin School of Nursing

Phone: (904) 256-7000

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