DNP ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All applicants must meet and/or furnish the following criteria:
- Completed Application, application fee ($45), and residency form with supporting documents.
- Preferred cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for graduate coursework.
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) & Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from a CCNE accredited institution
- Official transcripts must be sent from the institution to the admissions office at USC Upstate.
- Personal goal statement (Applicants are required to submit a 1 – 2 page that describe career goals and how the DNP Degree with a concentration in Public and Community Health will be utilized)
- Current CV or Resume (in addition to their education and professional experiences, to include any certifications, leadership experiences, experiences with diverse or underserved population, paid or volunteer healthcare experiences)
- A letter of reference that attests to the applicant’s academic ability, professional competency and personal character from doctoral-prepared registered nurses or physician.
- Unencumbered, active registered nurse (RN) or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) license in state where clinical experiences will occur.
- Must be licensed in the United States
- Current BLS certification.
- No GRE Required
(Part-time study is also possible; students should seek guidance regarding required sequencing.)
|Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from a nationally accredited program
|Unencumbered, active registered nurse (RN) or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) license in state where clinical experiences occur
|Translating Science-Based Theories and Evidence into Nursing Practice
|Epidemiology and Environmental Health for Advanced Nursing Practice
|Global and Cultural Inequities, Disparities, and Access in Population Focused Health
|Global and Cultural Diversity in Population Focused Health Practicum
|Disaster Preparedness and Management for Advanced Community and Public Health Nursing
|Use of Technology in Population-Focused Care
|Healthcare Economics, Policy and Finance
|Organizational Leadership and System Thinking
|Organizational Leadership and Systems Thinking Practicum
|Program Evaluation in Community and Public Health Nursing
|DNP Project Practicum I
|DNP Project Practicum II
|DNP Project Practicum III
|DNP PROJECT (AS NEEDED) 1
|DNP Project Practicum IV
|INDEPENDENT STUDY OPPORTUNITY for DNP Students (Optional) 2
|Independent Study for DNP Students
|TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 3
Students who do not complete the DNP project in NURS U813 should enroll in this course to complete the practicum.
Students who wish to explore a particular research interest have the option of completing an independent study.
Total hours may vary based on DNP Practicum and individual student's experience.