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    Aug 18, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, DNP

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Program Description: 

The DNP degree is a practice degree, not a research degree, designed to enhance evidence-based practice in health care by providing expert nurse leaders with skills to rapidly translate the current and relevant research evidence into practice.

The purpose of our proposed DNP program is to provide Ohio citizens with expert nurse leaders who have advanced nursing knowledge and skills. Our graduates will be prepared to blend discipline-specific scientific knowledge and with leadership, informatics, fiscal, policy, and organizational and systems theory to meet the health care needs of the 21st century and contribute to improved population health and health systems outcomes. 

Admissions Requirements:

The following are required for admission to the DNP program:

1. Requirements for Admission to Wright State University (WSU) Graduate School

  • Students not meeting regular admission requirements may be conditionally admitted. Students who do not meet the required 3.0 GPA and/or pre-requisite course completion requirements may be admitted as conditional following university guidelines spelled out in 5010.2 Conditional Degree Status. 
  • Graduate level Biostatistics for Healthcare within 5 years preceding admission.
  • Cumulative graduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Official transcripts from each institution of higher education attended

2. Requirements for Admission to CONH

  • MSN from an accredited college/university
  • Current unencumbered Registered Nurse Licensure in the state where practicum occurs
  • Clean FBI/BCI background check
  • Current CPR
  • Current immunization record
  • Clean drug screen, if requested at any time in the program
  • Letter of intent
  • Resume or curriculum vitae including education, work and/or research experience, publications, certifications, licenses, grants, professional affiliations, awards, honors, presentations, and/or courses taught, as appropriate
  • Three satisfactory letters of reference: one each from a faculty member, an employer, and/or a colleague/peer
  • Satisfactory interview
  • Graduate level biostatics course
3. Conditions of Satisfactory Progress while in the CONH program
  • Signed program of study
  • Cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Current unencumbered Registered Nurse Licensure in the state where practicum occurs
  • Current CPR
  • Current immunization record
  • Clean drug screen, if requested

Program Outcomes guide the newly proposed DNP Program curriculum:

  1. Integrate science-based theories and data-based concepts for scholarly inquiry to develop, critically appraise, and implement systems approaches that improve population health and health care systems.
  2. Demonstrate systems-level leadership of the interprofessional team for quality and safety among populations in healthcare systems using current data sets.
  3. Employ information systems/technology, clinical scholarship, and analytical methods as a basis for evidence-based practice to transform dynamic and complex healthcare systems.
  4. Implement systems-level strategies among interprofessional teams within/across systems to impact prevention and population health.
  5. Use advanced nursing practice to optimize health and improve the care of individuals, families, and populations in healthcare systems.
  6. Develop, evaluate, advocate, and provide systems leadership in healthcare policy that transforms healthcare economics, regulation, access, and delivery.

For more information:  https://nursing.wright.edu/  

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