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Nursing - Post Master's DNP

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Hybrid

Course Delivery

28

Total Credits

$25,687

Tuition

2 Years

Minimum Duration


Program Details

Nurses who have a masters degree in any of the focus areas that are offered by the MSUs College of Nursing may apply for a post-masters DNP. The Doctor of Nursing Practice, curriculum prepares advanced practice registered nurses to provide clinical, organizational and systems leadership at the highest level. The program develops practitioners who design, implement and evaluate high quality and cost-effective health care services for diverse populations including the disadvantaged and underserved. The graduate will champion healthcare policy and operational changes using evidence-based data and technology that enhances and guides nursing practice. The individual who has earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, actively collaborates across disciplines and organizations with providers and client groups to achieve sustainable healthcare outcomes.

Program Outcomes

The Post-Masters DNP focuses on developing skills in evaluating evidence, utilizing appropriate research in decision-making, and developing and implementing clinical innovations to advance practice and improve patient care.

Career Outlook


Those who earn a DNP have completed the highest level of training in nursing practice. The DNP provides extends a practitioners education with a focus on safe, effective, evidence-based, and patient-centered care.

 

 

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Michigan State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone (202) 887-6791. Fax (202) 887-8476. The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA), requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree.

The graduate-level Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Council on Accreditation of Nurse, Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, (847) 655-1160. https://coacrna.org The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for Fall, 2023.



Kara Schrader headshot

Dr. Kara Schrader

Assistant Professor and Primary NP Program Interim Director

 

Course Information

Core

EPI 840 - Clinical Epidemiology for Healthcare Practice (3 Credits)
NUR 997 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project III (3 Credits)
NUR 902 - Scientific Foundations for the Advanced Practice Nurse (3 Credits)
NUR 903 - Healthcare Informatics (3 Credits)
NUR 904 - Health Policy and Advocacy (3 Credits)
NUR 905 - Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Quality Management in Healthcare (3 Credits)
NUR 906 - Leadership in Complex Health Systems (3 Credits)
NUR 995 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project I 4 Credits
NUR 996 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project II (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A master's prepared registered nurses graduated from an accredited master's program in nursing or (2) those who hold a B.S.N. from an accredited nursing program and a master's degree that qualified them to sit for national certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Applicants must have a master’s degree and certification in one of the focus areas that are offered by the MSU’s College of Nursing.
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale.
    Each applicant’s transcripts will be reviewed to determine the gap between Doctor of Nursing Practice program outcomes and their prior education. Students will have an option to complete an additional APRN specialty if requested, and be admitted to a concentration. A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for total credits completed during the second-half of the four-year baccalaureate nursing program. One year of current full-time clinical experience or equivalent as a registered nurse in an intensive care unit is required for the Nurse Anesthesia concentration. Complete a 3 credit graduate statistics course with a grade of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or better within the last five years.
  • A license/certificate required
    Possess a current unrestricted license to practice nursing as a registered nurse in the applicant’s state or country. For those applicants practicing in Michigan, a current registered nurse Michigan license is required. Applicants who hold registered nurse licensure from other states or countries and who are in the Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthesia concentration may be admitted provisionally with the requirement that a United States and Michigan registered nurse license must be obtained prior to progression to clinical courses.
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vita
  • Taken the TOEFL
    Only required if English is not your native language
  • A written personal statement
    Submit a written essay that addresses the applicant’s career goals and motivations for graduate study in the selected area of specialty nursing practice: nurse practitioner, adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist, or nurse anesthetist.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    The reference letters must be from a source that has direct knowledge of the applicant’s work and educational experience specifying the applicant’s ability to do graduate work. Complete an admission interview with the College of Nursing faculty.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application (program code: 4054)
  • Recommendations for admission are made by the faculty committee to the Dean of the College based on the requirements for admission and the personal interview.

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

April 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$25,687
$25,687

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Details

Nurses who have a masters degree in any of the focus areas that are offered by the MSUs College of Nursing may apply for a post-masters DNP. The Doctor of Nursing Practice, curriculum prepares advanced practice registered nurses to provide clinical, organizational and systems leadership at the highest level. The program develops practitioners who design, implement and evaluate high quality and cost-effective health care services for diverse populations including the disadvantaged and underserved. The graduate will champion healthcare policy and operational changes using evidence-based data and technology that enhances and guides nursing practice. The individual who has earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, actively collaborates across disciplines and organizations with providers and client groups to achieve sustainable healthcare outcomes.

Program Outcomes

The Post-Masters DNP focuses on developing skills in evaluating evidence, utilizing appropriate research in decision-making, and developing and implementing clinical innovations to advance practice and improve patient care.

Career Outlook


Those who earn a DNP have completed the highest level of training in nursing practice. The DNP provides extends a practitioners education with a focus on safe, effective, evidence-based, and patient-centered care.

 

 

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Michigan State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone (202) 887-6791. Fax (202) 887-8476. The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA), requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree.

The graduate-level Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Council on Accreditation of Nurse, Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, (847) 655-1160. https://coacrna.org The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for Fall, 2023.



Kara Schrader headshot

Dr. Kara Schrader

Assistant Professor and Primary NP Program Interim Director

 

Course Information

Core

EPI 840 - Clinical Epidemiology for Healthcare Practice (3 Credits)
NUR 997 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project III (3 Credits)
NUR 902 - Scientific Foundations for the Advanced Practice Nurse (3 Credits)
NUR 903 - Healthcare Informatics (3 Credits)
NUR 904 - Health Policy and Advocacy (3 Credits)
NUR 905 - Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Quality Management in Healthcare (3 Credits)
NUR 906 - Leadership in Complex Health Systems (3 Credits)
NUR 995 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project I 4 Credits
NUR 996 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project II (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A master's prepared registered nurses graduated from an accredited master's program in nursing or (2) those who hold a B.S.N. from an accredited nursing program and a master's degree that qualified them to sit for national certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Applicants must have a master’s degree and certification in one of the focus areas that are offered by the MSU’s College of Nursing.
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale.
    Each applicant’s transcripts will be reviewed to determine the gap between Doctor of Nursing Practice program outcomes and their prior education. Students will have an option to complete an additional APRN specialty if requested, and be admitted to a concentration. A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for total credits completed during the second-half of the four-year baccalaureate nursing program. One year of current full-time clinical experience or equivalent as a registered nurse in an intensive care unit is required for the Nurse Anesthesia concentration. Complete a 3 credit graduate statistics course with a grade of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or better within the last five years.
  • A license/certificate required
    Possess a current unrestricted license to practice nursing as a registered nurse in the applicant’s state or country. For those applicants practicing in Michigan, a current registered nurse Michigan license is required. Applicants who hold registered nurse licensure from other states or countries and who are in the Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthesia concentration may be admitted provisionally with the requirement that a United States and Michigan registered nurse license must be obtained prior to progression to clinical courses.
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vita
  • Taken the TOEFL
    Only required if English is not your native language
  • A written personal statement
    Submit a written essay that addresses the applicant’s career goals and motivations for graduate study in the selected area of specialty nursing practice: nurse practitioner, adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist, or nurse anesthetist.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    The reference letters must be from a source that has direct knowledge of the applicant’s work and educational experience specifying the applicant’s ability to do graduate work. Complete an admission interview with the College of Nursing faculty.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application (program code: 4054)
  • Recommendations for admission are made by the faculty committee to the Dean of the College based on the requirements for admission and the personal interview.

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

April 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$25,687
$25,687

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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