DNP Degree Requirements

Completion of Program

Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program (PMDNP) students will have five years to complete the program. Coursework should be completed in three years and the project should be completed in two years following proposal defense. This time frame can be extended by an approved Leave of Absence that should be renewed each semester (Fall & Spring). In unusual circumstances the Program Director can be petitioned.

If a student does not register for courses without an approved LOA for two years (Fall & Spring), it will be necessary for the student to apply to be reinstated in the program. The student should submit an application form, essays and one recent recommendation. The essays should address how the student plans to be successful in completing the program. The student should contact the advisor to determine if the advisor agrees with the plan and the advisor and Program Director will make the decision about the need to repeat coursework.