Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

JSU Nursing offers three Doctor of Nursing Practice tracks. These include the BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) track, and the Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) track. 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.

  1. BSN-DNP for FNP (12 semesters or 15 semesters)
  2. BSN-DNP for AGACNP (12 semesters or 15 semesters) 
  3. Post-Master’s DNP (6 semesters) *

* 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.

Requirements for admission to the BSN-DNP program:

  1. Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission
  2. BSN degree from an accredited institution
  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

Certification and Licensure
Graduates of the FNP track are academically qualified to meet the eligibility requirements to take the Family Nurse Practitioner Examination sponsored by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPBC) and/or the Family Nurse Practitioner Examination sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Family Nurse Practitioners also are licensed by the states in which they practice and are subject to the rules and regulations of that state’s practice act.

Graduates of the AGACNP track are academically qualified to meet the eligibility requirements to take the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Examination sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or the ACNPC-AG Examination sponsored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners also are licensed by the states in which they practice and are subject to the rules and regulations of that state’s practice act.

*Please contact Tammy Johnson (tjohnson@jsu.edu) or Leah Stuart (lstuart@jsu.edu) if you do not reside in the state of Alabama before applying to the university.

Requirements for admission to the Post-Master’s DNP program:

  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

*Please contact Tammy Johnson (tjohnson@jsu.edu) or Leah Stuart (lstuart@jsu.edu) if you do not reside in the state of Alabama before applying to the university.

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:

Jacksonville State University strives 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 the Jacksonville State University Department of Nursing for more information about availability of JSU distance education programs in your state.

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


Start Your DNP Application

Fall Application Deadline March 1st

JSU Tuition and Fees

**DNP Tuition/Fees Update**


Plan of Study

*Subject to Change

BSN-DNP FNP
12 Semesters

BSN-DNP FNP
15 Semesters

BSN-DNP AGACNP
12 Semesters

BSN-DNP AGACNP
15 Semesters

Post-Master's DNP
6 Semesters


  

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