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Nursing Practice, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing created the first practice doctorate in nursing in 1979 to allow nurses to build upon their clinical expertise and expand their education in doctoral-­level leadership and research. 
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Overview

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is now recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing as the highest level of preparation for clinical nursing.

Nursing doctorate graduates apply their education and expertise in leadership roles on the front lines of nursing, in clinical practice, administration, teaching and research, and health policy design and development.

At Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, doctorate nursing students have a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country as they share ideas and experiences. 

Program Highlights

  • DNP students also choose one of two elective sequences that expand the focus of their leadership: practice leadership and educational leadership
  • As the innovator of the original doctorate in nursing practice, Case Western Reserve's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is the foremost leader in DNP education

  • Our DNP program is flexible in meeting the needs of distance education students, with an innovative executive format and cohort program that has partnerships with several academic institutions and hospitals around the country

  • Intensive course format allows DNP students to work full-time while they go to school

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in nursing
  • An interview with the faculty by phone or in person to discuss career goals
A completed application that includes the following:
  • Statement about practice/research issues of interest (for your scholarly project)
  • Three recommendations
  • Resume or CV
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2011 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2011 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    2011 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2011 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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