Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Advance your nursing career with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from JSU Nursing. JSU Graduate Nursing offers three options to obtain a DNP degree. We have two BSN-DNP options (FNP and AGACNP) and we offer a Post-Master’s DNP. The DNP is a leadership track with a focus on advanced clinical practice, leadership, informatics and technology, quality indicators and outcomes improvement, and translation of evidence to practice in health care delivery. Explore how you can make a positive impact in your community with an advanced degree from JSU Nursing! 

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.

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

New pricing structure for DNP programs:
JSU Tuition and Fees

  1. Each applicant must satisfy minimum requirements for admission to graduate studies.
  2. A completed graduate studies application
  3. Official transcript with cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the baccalaureate nursing program or the last 60 hours of baccalaureate nursing program (the higher of the two).
  4. Undergraduate science courses satisfy a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution certified by a National Accreditation Agency.
  6. Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the student’s current state of clinical practice.
  7. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  8. Three recommendation letters (from individuals such as work supervisors, professional colleagues, and former faculty members who hold a minimum of a Master’s level degree)
  9. Favorable recommendation from the DNP admissions committee.
  10. Optional requirements of the Admissions Committee may contain the following for further evaluation.
  • A typed statement of purpose written by the applicant
  • Professional interview with the admission committee member(s)

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.

  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

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.