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Nursing Practice (DNP), Doctorate

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

DNP graduates have skill sets and competencies to function in clinical and executive leadership roles depending on the student's interest and career trajectory.

The programme

Chatham University's Nursing Programs (RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP) are currently preparing for the reaccreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The on-site evaluation is scheduled for 3/18–3/20/2019. As part of the CCNE accreditation process, there is opportunity for program constituents (e.g., faculty teaching in, students enrolled in the program(s) under review) and other interested parties to submit, in writing, comments concerning the program's qualification for accreditation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structure & App of Contemporary Nursing Knowledge
  • Developing Evidence-Based Practice
  • Ethics and Public Policy in Healthcare Delivery
  • Quality Improvement in Health Care
  • Advancing Practice: Scholarship and Grant Writing
  • Communication and Collaboration for Health Care Leadership

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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

  • Online application submitted directly to Chatham University 
  • Official academic transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended.
  • Applicant must have completed Master of Science in Nursing degree - cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or greater
  • Copy of Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of current RN license
  • Two letters of professional recommendation addressing the candidate's strengths, and ability to succeed in the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    958 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 958 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    958 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 958 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburg

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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