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ATTENTION GRADUATE NURSING APPLICANTS:
Did you miss the DNP Open House on Feb. 7, 2012? View it here!
Established in 2007, the MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at The University of Toledo in collaboration with Wright State University is designed to take current nationally certified advanced practice nurses and nurse administrators (nurse executives) to the highest level of clinical practice in order to meet the increasing complexities and challenges of the nation's healthcare environment. We currently accept only applicants who are nationally certified in their areas of specialization.
The University of Toledo and Wright State University consortium DNP Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)887-6791. The accreditation is effective April 4, 2011 for the maximum period allowed by CCNE for a new program of 5 years.
As a DNP student at The University of Toledo you will learn how to...
- translate and implement nursing research into evidence based practice to provide the best possible outcomes for your population of interest.
- develop the leadership and organizational expertise to effectively enact the policies and procedures necessary to meet the dynamic state of healthcare delivery.
- identify approaches for quality management and performance improvements in health care organizations.
The online, part-time DNP curriculum includes theoretical and clinical courses to prepare students to lead and develop innovative health care delivery in a variety of health care settings. In accordance with AACN specifications for 1000 academically supervised post-BSN clinical hours to earn a DNP degree, 520 hours of academically supervised advanced clinical practice are included in the program. Students are expected to have earned and documented a minimum of 480 supervised clinical hours in their master's program.
Sample Plan of Study
|Semester I - Fall|
|Course #||Course Title||Credit|
|NURS7010||Scientific Basis of Nursing Practice||
|NURS7050||Information and Technology in Nursing and Health Care Systems||3 SH|
|Semester II - Spring|
|NURS7040*||Applied Nursing Research||3 SH|
|NURS7060*||Population Health||3 SH|
|Semester III - Fall|
|NURS7020||Organizational & Systems Leadership in Health Care (40 clinical hours)||
|NURS7090||Project Seminar||3 SH|
|Semester IV - Spring|
|NURS7070||Marketing & Entrepreneurial Activity in Complex Health Care||3 SH|
|NURS7030||Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Health Care Organizations (40 clinical hours)||3 SH|
|Semester V - Fall|
|Evidenced Based Nursing Practice in Direct Care (80 clinical hours)
Evidenced Based Leadership in Complex Health Systems (Indirect Care) (80 clinical hours)
|NURS7100||Doctoral Project||3 SH|
|Semester VI - Spring|
|Final Practicum - Direct Care (360 clinical hours)
Final Practicum - Indirect Care (360 clinical hours)
|Total Program Credits: 36 SH|
The University of Toledo College of Nursing offers this program in collaboration with Wright State University College of Nursing and Health. Students are admitted in cohorts of 10 at each university. The program is considered primarily online with a few sessions on either the UT or WSU campus.
Students are admitted to the MSN-DNP Program fall semester only
Admission Requirements -
- MSN/MS (Nursing) in nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program.
- Minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale from master's degree.
- Official transcripts from all previous academic institutions attended.
- Active, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license from the state where student plans to conduct clinical experiences.
- Direct Care applicants should hold appropriate APRN credentials for the state where the student plans to conduct clinical experience (COA or national certification).
- Personal statement describing career goals, applied research interests, and expectations for doctoral study.
- Current resume or CV.
- Documentation of graduate level supervised clinical hours.
- Three recommendations from professional sources (one from faculty in major area of concentration from master's program).
- Students accepting admission to the College of Nursing are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (i.e., BCII and FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723- 7 conviction will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation..
- Students are expected to be computer literate in word processing, spreadsheets, and other electronic means of communication.
- Face-to-face interview.
*Pre-requisite: Must have completed a graduate multivariate statistics course with a grade of B or better within 5 years of enrollment in NURS 7040.
**Indirect applicants who do not hold a MSN/MS in nursing administration or leadership will be required to take a graduate financial management and a graduate strategic planning course.
Admission is competitive.