Post-BSN to DNP

You know you want to be an agent of change in the healthcare profession. You want to push the boundaries of innovation in your field. And no matter if you’ve just earned your degree, are in the early stages of your career, or have been practicing for years, you can learn how to do that at Saint Mary’s College.

In the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program, you will learn the skills and knowledge you need to become a certified family nurse practitioner and take courses that challenge you at another level to direct the future of your profession. Through a variety of classes on topics ranging from health care, to analytics, to management, you will have the qualities needed to start a successful career at the top of your field.

To Start, You Need:

  • A BSN degree from a nationally accredited (NLN or CCNE) institution; the most competitive candidates will have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate coursework
  • A recent statistics course
  • Unencumbered RN license or eligibility for RN licensure in the state where clinical course work hours will be completed

Finishing Will Take: 

  • 12 semesters over four years 
    • Includes four summer terms
  • 77 credits 
  • 1,000 supervised clinical practicum hours
  • A capstone practice innovation project, which includes a scholarly paper and oral defense