Doctor of Nursing Practice
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the DNP?
The DNP is the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and is a practice-focused doctoral degree. The UTC School of Nursing is currently only offering the Post Masters option for the DNPbut will soon be offering the Post Baccalaureate.
2. What is the difference between PostBaccalaureate and Post Masters DNP?
The Post Masters allows advanced practice nurses who have graduated from an accredited nursing program at the masters level to pursue a DNP degree. The Post Baccalaureate will allow registered nurses who have graduated from an accredited nursing program at the baccalaureate level to pursue the DNP degree. The curriculum for both options are different and uniquely designed to meet the needs of the targeted group of students.
3. When will the UTC School of Nursing offer a Post Baccalaureate DNP?
The UTC School of Nursing will begin implementing the Post Baccalaureate DNP in 2014.
4. When is the application deadline for the program and when is a new cohort admitted?
The application deadline is September 1st each year for the cohort being admitted the following January. Each cohort begins in the spring semester.
5. What is required to apply to the program?
All admission requirements and forms are located on the website under Application Information.
6. Does the Post Masters DNP offer different tracts?
The UTC School of Nursing offers two distinct tracts in the Post Masters DNP: Direct and Indirect. Direct is for the direct practice roles such as nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist and nurse midwives. The indirect is for the indirect practice roles such as nurse administrators and nurse educators.
7. How long is the program and is there a set curriculum and project required?
The program is six semesters long beginning in the spring semester and continuing through the end of the fall semester of the following year. The curriculum is set, and this schema is located on the website under Curriculum Information. There is a translational project required for the program, and more information about this is available on the website under Translational Project Information.
8. Is the program completely online? What campus events are required of applicants/students?
The program is completely online with both synchronous and asynchronous learning utilized. Students areonly required to come to campus at one point during the program for orientation. Applicants are required to come to campus for interviews.
9. What technology requirements are needed?
A high-speed internet connection is essential. Students accepted into the program are required to have a computer, printer, web camera, internet access, Microsoft Office and other basic needs for downloading videos and other possible course requirements.
10. What is the cost?
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Joanie Jackson, DNP Coordinator
Sarah Blackburn, Graduate Program Coordinator