Post Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a terminal degree in nursing that prepares Registered Nurses (RNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to practice at the highest level of the profession. The Post-Master’s DNP track is a leadership track with focus on advanced clinical practice, leadership, informatics and technology, quality indicators and outcomes improvement, and translation of evidence to practice in healthcare delivery. The students in this must have completed a master’s degree with a clinical focus. Students must verify at least 500 clinical hours for admission. Interested individuals with less than the required 500 clinical hours or those with additional questions may contact the DNP Program Coordinator, Dr. Donna Dunn at dcdunn@jsu.edu.  

Doctor of Nursing Practice

* Track for nurse professionals who already have an MSN degree with approximately 500 clinical practice hours in the completed master’s program which can be validated in writing by that program administrator. These students may or may not be nurse practitioners, but they must have completed a master’s degree with a clinical focus. The Post-Master’s DNP track is a leadership track with focus on advanced clinical practice, leadership, informatics and technology, quality indicators and outcomes improvement, and translation of evidence to practice in healthcare delivery.

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Fall Application Deadline August 1st or until all seats are filled 

New pricing structure for DNP programs: JSU Tuition and Fees

  1. Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission.
  2. Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a clinical focus validating 500 practice hours, including, but not limited to, certified nurse practitioners.
  3. Unencumbered RN license in the U.S.
  4. Overall GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale
  5. No additional qualifying exam (GRE, MAT)
  6. Three professional references
  7. Professional interview may be required
  8. Satisfactory writing sample

Jacksonville State University
College of Health Professions and Wellness | JSU Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Post-Master’s Pathway Plan of Study

Fall Year 1
NU701 Post-Master’s DNP Orientation (0)
NU707 Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
NU708 Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care (3)

Spring Year 1
NU710 Health Care Policy & Finance (3)
NU711 Biostatistics and Translating Evidence (3)

Summer Year 1
DNP796 DNP Project Planning & Development (3)
NU716 Interprofessional Healthcare and Informatics (3)

Fall Year 2
DNP797 DNP Residency I (210 Practicum Hours) (3)
NU712 Clinical Prevention & Population Health (3)

Spring Year 2
DNP798 DNP Residency II (210 Practicum Hours) (3)
NU713 Organizational and Systems Leadership for APN (3)

Summer Year 2
DNP799 DNP Residency III (210 Practicum Hours) (3)
NU715 Innovative Leadership and Collaboration in Healthcare (3)

Total Credits-36

Printable PDF Post-Master's Plan of Study

For more information contact:

Ms. Tammy Johnson, BS, MPA
Director of Academic Advisement and Certification
(800) 231-5291
(256) 782-5423
e-mail: tjohnson@jsu.edu

Leah M. Stuart
Administrative Coordinator
(256) 782-5423
e-mail: lstuart@jsu.edu

State Approval of Online Programs:

We strive to provide quality nursing education to a wide network of current and future healthcare providers. Each state has its own process for approving out-of-state distance education programs. All JSU Nursing programs may not be available in all states. Please contact us for more information about availability of JSU distance education programs in your state. Prospective students considering the RN-BSN, MSN, BSN to DNP or post-Master’s DNP should contact:

Tammy Johnson (tjohnson@jsu.edu) (256) 782-8489
Leah Stuart (lstuart@jsu.edu) (256)782-5423

*The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Jacksonville State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.