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

Admission Requirements

  • Possess (or be in the process of finishing) a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited (NLN/ACEN or CCNE) nursing program with a GPA of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale).
    • If you are still completing your bachelor's degree at the time you apply, admission will be based on your current cumulative GPA, and you will need to re-submit your official transcript (showing your conferred degree and final GPA) during your first semester. If your final GPA fell below 3.00, you will be given additional academic stipulations to remain enrolled at UNC.
    • If you have completed a master's degree, or at least 18 credit hours towards a master's degree, the GPA of your master's work will be used.
  • One year or more of clinical RN experience (preferred).
  • Current Colorado Registered Nurse (RN) license; or current RN license in the state where you practice and eligibility for Colorado RN licensure.
  • Note: the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is NOT required for this program.

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 a regionally 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. 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. See the full Graduate Transfer Credit Policy.

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.

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Snapshot

Credits Required:
95
Time to Completion:
5 years part-time
Tuition:
$620/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Kathleen Dunemn, PhD, APRN, CNM-BC

970-351-3081

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