This option provides eligible Wilmington University MSN Leadership students the opportunity to take DNP 7104 Politics and Policy in the Health Care System in place of MSN 7741 Politics and Policy in the Health Care System and DNP 7000 Bioethics for Advanced Nursing Practice in place of MSN 6646 Philosophy and Ethics in Advanced Practice Roles to fulfill the requirements for both the MSN Leadership and DNP programs. Additionally, students may take two additional DNP courses, DNP 9001: Experiential Engagement I and DNP 9002: DNP Experiential Engagement II, each requiring 125 experiential engagement hours. Students will also receive conditional acceptance into the DNP program pending their successful completion of the MSN Leadership program requirements.
The MSN Leadership to DNP Accelerated Option Intent Form is located in the College of Health Professions MSN Leadership Student Blackboard site. Upon submission of the intent to enroll form, students will be contacted by the DNP Program Chair to assist with appropriate course sequencing, advisement, and preparation for doctoral study.
Eligible MSN-Leadership students can take two selected DNP courses (DNP 7000 and DNP 7104) in lieu of two selected MSN-Leadership courses (MSN 6646 and MSN 7741, respectively) as well as two additional DNP courses (DNP 9001 and DNP 9002). Students will earn their MSN-Leadership degree at the completion of the requisite 36 credits.
NOTE: Students are not required to earn the DNP degree at Wilmington University. Graduate level courses may be used in transfer, if accepted by other institutions.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.