BSN-DNP Information

ISU-School of Nursing to Launch BSN-DNP Program

Indiana State University is currently developing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program for Family Nurse Practitioners.

  • As the landscape of nursing education evolves, we anticipate that by 2025, a DNP will be the required educational standard to enter practice for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who are not already certified.
  • Our healthcare system is rapidly transforming, patient care is increasingly complex, and the practice environment for today’s APRNs is vastly different than when the role came into existence.

Our new program will:

  • Consist of 78 credits and 1100 total clinical hours
  • Take seven semesters of intense, rigorous full-time study
  • Position nurses to be leaders in clinical practice
  • Prepare nurses to effectively translate evidence into practice to improve patient outcomes
  • Be instructed by a group of talented doctorally prepared APRNs who continue to practice in the field
  • Build on our 50+ year history of excellence

*While we in the SON are awaiting final approval for the program, we anticipate accepting our first cohort of BSN-DNP students to start in Fall 2023.
If you would like to be added to the waitlist and receive updates on the status of the program, please submit your contact information.
We will continue to offer our Master’s of Science in Nursing Programs and our Post-Master’s, Doctor of Nursing Practice program.   


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