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Nursing DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Emphasis (Post-Bachelor's) – Eligibility

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from an accredited (NLN/ACEN or CCNE) nursing program with a GPA of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale)
  • One year or more of clinical RN experience (preferred), licensure as a registered nurse in the state where you practice, and eligibility for licensure in Colorado.
  • Demonstrate professional writing ability in the field of nursing (see School of Nursing Post-Bachelor's DNP Application page for details)
  • Note: the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is NOT required for this program.
  • A personal interview may be required.

International Students

Though international students can attend many UNC Extended Campus programs, this delivery of this program is not well-suited for international students due to U.S. immigration requirements concerning the ratio of credit hours that international students must take in the classroom setting compared to how many credits are taken in online courses (immigration counts partially online courses as online).

Transferring Credit

Applicable graduate credit with a grade of A or B from an accredited university may be able to be applied towards this academic program. However, all doctoral students must complete a minimum number of semester hours through UNC, so please check with the Program Coordinator. Transfer credit cannot have been counted in the completion of another degree, will not be used to meet any residency requirements, and is not used in calculation of the grade point average.

Students must submit an original transcript to their advisor for review. Student and advisor then complete a Transfer of Credit form to submit along with the original transcript to the Grad School for review and final approval. All work counted in a doctoral degree program must be completed within eight years. The time limit is calculated from the beginning of the first class transferred in and counted in the degree program.

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Snapshot

Credits Required:
95
Time to Completion:
5 years part-time
Tuition:
$605/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Kathleen Dunemn, PhD, APRN, CNM-BC

970-351-3081

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