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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at Indiana State University prepares nurses to be innovative leaders and environmental change agents to transform our healthcare delivery system. The DNP represents the highest level of preparation in nursing practice, broadening the graduate's ability to process and translate new evidence into nursing practice. This ability is essential to maximizing the safety and efficacy of nursing practice to improve patient outcomes.
*Beginning with the class admitted Fall 2017, the ISU DNP requires the completion of 1000 clinical/practicum hours as mandated by American Association Colleges of Nursing. Waivers may be considered for the following with evidence of national certification in an area of advanced nursing practice:
Graduates of Indiana State University's DNP Program will:
The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants. The program is closed to all students (including U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members) residing in a country other than the United States.
High-speed Internet access is required. Applicants must be familiar with basic Internet procedures such as scanning, attaching, and emailing documents. Students will need to have access to a scanning device that will scan documents to PDF. It is recommended that students have a PC running Windows 8 or a Macintosh. Additional recommendations can be found at OIT Help Desk.
Fees & Expenses:
Nursing students pay the same University fees as other students, including online education delivery fees. Other expenses specific to the program include books, supplies/equipment, name pin, special test fees, and a clinical/program fee attached to designated courses. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from clinical and practicum experiences.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program began admitting students in the fall of 2010. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) Board of Commissioners granted the clinical doctorate nursing program (DNP) initial accreditation in March of 2013 and scheduled the next evaluation visit for Fall 2017.
Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.
The Department of Advanced Practice Nursing offers a limited number of scholarships.
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The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.