Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson College of Nursing

DNP: Post-BSN Family/Individual Across the Lifespan

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Program Information

Degrees Offered:

DNP: Post-BSN Family/Individual Across the Lifespan

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice doctorate designed to prepare professional nurses for scholarly practice as clinical and health systems experts who will lead and inspire health care improvement and reform, with a focus on family/individual across the lifespan.

Jefferson DNP graduates are known for:

• Leading distinguished advocacy groups, community initiatives and state and national-level organizations
• Influencing the continuing development of nursing science in clinical practice, administration, education, research and advocacy
• Publishing in prestigious journals
 
Jefferson College of Nursing offers accelerated and traditional Post-BSN tracks for achieving a DNP degree:

Traditional Program

• For BSN graduates who have completed a traditional program
• 69 credits
• Complete in a minimum of four years (starting in the fall semester) up to a maximum of six years

Accelerated Program

• For BSN graduates who have completed an accelerated program including three three-credit graduate level courses:
-- Epidemiology for the health professions
-- Research for advanced practice nursing/research design
-- Informatics for advanced practice nursing
• 60 credits
• Complete in a minimum of three and a half years (starting in the summer semester) up to a maximum of six years


ABOUT JEFFERSON COLLEGE OF NURSING 

Jefferson College of Nursing is an integral part of a premier academic medical center, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals. In 2015 the College (formerly known as the Jefferson School of Nursing) was ranked by U.S.News & World Report among the top 100 Best Graduate Nursing Schools in the country, based on reputation, acceptance rate, student-faculty ratio and faculty credentials. The College of Nursing is also a designated National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education 2015-2019.
 

Accreditation:

Middle States (MSCHE) & Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL or IELTS

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,129

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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