Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Approved admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program requires the following of all students:
Completion of a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited program of nursing
Current U.S. licensure unencumbered and in good standing as a Registered Nurse (upload Nursys verification report in application)
Minimum of one year of critical care nursing experience within the U.S., its territories or a U.S. military hospital outside of the U.S. required
A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0. This includes a minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate science coursework
Evidence of a completed statistics course (undergraduate or graduate)
Evidence of a completed Organic Chemistry I or upper division Biochemistry course
Typed personal statement that is no more than two pages in length and addresses the following three areas:
Describe why you have chosen the Nurse Anesthesia specialization
Describe your professional goals
Describe why you feel the University of North Dakota program is best suited to help you meet your professional goals
Three letters of recommendation, preferably from a manager or supervisor, a healthcare provider, or nursing faculty member. Letters should speak to applicant's ability to be successful in the DNP program, addressing items such as clinical skills, critical thinking, independent decision making, and collaborative skills with other health professionals, nursing leadership, etc
Professional resume or curriculum vitae
Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
Successful passage of criminal background check and drug screen will be required upon offer of admission
Satisfaction of current health and immunization policy of the Department of Nursing will be required upon offer of admission
Students seeking the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Nursing Department.
Completion of all course work with GPA of at least 3.0.
Satisfactory completion of all designated clinical hours.
Satisfactory completion of a DNP project.
Satisfactory completion of the DNP project paper.
Satisfactory completion of an on-campus oral presentation and defense of the DNP Project.
Compose a scholarly product (i.e. abstract/manuscript/poster) for presentation and/or publication.
Courses in the Post-Baccalaureate DNP program tracks are as listed below.
Nurse Anesthesia Track (90 credits)
|NURS 505||Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|NURS 510||Adv Physiology/Pathophysiology I||3|
|NURS 515||Basic Principles of Anesthesia Practice I||3|
|PSYC 541||Advanced Univariate Statistics||3|
|NURS 612||Integrated Leadership DNP Core Concepts||3|
|NURS 511||Adv Physiology/Pathophys II||3|
|NURS 516||Basic Principles of Anesthesia Practice II||3|
|NURS 518||Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Anesthesia||2|
|NURS 524||Anatomy for Nurse Anesthetists||1|
|NURS 551||Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Anesthetists||3|
|NURS 528||Advanced Principles of Anesthesia Practice I||4|
|NURS 604||Health Informatics||3|
|NURS 605||Health Policy||2|
|NURS 529||Advanced Principles of Anesthesia Practice II||6|
|NURS 602||Evidence Based Research I||3|
|NURS 542||Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia Practice||4|
|NURS 560||Clinical Anesthesia Practicum I||6|
|NURS 603||Evidence-Based Research II||3|
|NURS 561||Clinical Anesthesia Practicum II||4|
|NURS 609||DNP Project Teams (I)||2|
|NURS 562||Clinical Anesthesia Practicum III||5|
|NURS 608||Healthcare Economics, Finance and Leadership||3|
|NURS 609||DNP Project Teams (II)||2|
|NURS 563||Clinical Anesthesia Practicum IV||6|
|NURS 609||DNP Project Teams (III)||2|
|NURS 610||DNP Capstone||2|
|NURS 508||Nurse Anesthesia Review Course||1|
|NURS 576||Clinical Anesthesia Practicum V||5|