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Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 
    
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


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Faculty Coordinator: Caroline Hewitt, ch516@hunter.cuny.edu

Website: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/nursing/

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Hunter College prepares nurse practitioners and advanced public health nurses who can meet the increasingly complex health needs of diverse urban populations by providing evidence-based, advanced nursing services in a wide variety of settings. The program includes four tracks: the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) DNP, the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (ANP/GNP) DNP, the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) DNP, and the Community/Public Health Nursing (C/PHN) DNP.

The DNP program is open to registered nurses with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nursing. The program requires completion of 48-90 credits and a total of 1000 supervised clinical hours. Students without a prior Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program complete 90 credits and 1000 supervised clinical hours. Students with a prior Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program may be admitted with advanced standing. Based on an individual assessment of the prior graduate record, (1) required coursework may be reduced by up to 42 credits for the same or equivalent coursework completed for the Master’s degree with a grade of B or better; and (2) relevant supervised clinical hours completed for the Master’s degree may be counted toward the 1000 supervised clinical hours required for the DNP degree.

Graduates of the DNP program meet the requirements for national certification in their specialty area. Graduates of the ANP/GNP, FNP, and PMHNP tracks qualify for New York State certification as a nurse practitioner.

Admission Requirements


Individuals who meet the following criteria may apply for admission to the DNP program:

1. For students without a Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program:

  • Current New York State RN licensure
  • Combined Verbal/Quantitative Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of at least 308 (or 1200 combined Verbal/Quantitative score on the previous scale)
  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or above in both the major and overall undergraduate record
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course
  • Completion of a discrete undergraduate nursing research course
  • Satisfactory interview

2. For students who hold a Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program:

  • Current New York State RN licensure
  • Combined Verbal/Quantitative Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of at least 308 (or 1200 combined Verbal/Quantitative score on the previous scale)
  • A graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Satisfactory written descriptions of career goals and capstone project interests
  • National certification in a nursing specialty at an advanced level (i.e., requiring a graduate degree)
  • satisfactory interview

Curriculum


The curriculum consists of a total 90 credits and 1000 clinical hours at the post-baccalaureate nursing degree level.

Second Component


 The second component consists of the advanced practice core content specific to one of the population tracks.

Third Component


The third component consists of the courses with clinical experiences that are required in one of the four population options: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (ANP/GNP), Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), and Community/Public Health Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Public Health Nurse, APHN).

Specialization tracks, role, populations, and clinical courses:

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