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Accelerated MSN Leadership to Doctor of Nursing Practice Option

This accelerated degree option provides current Wilmington University MSN Leadership students the opportunity to take selected DNP courses to fulfil the requirements of the MSN Leadership program. Students therefore accelerate completion of the DNP program following successful completion of the MSN Leadership program at Wilmington University.

Legal Nurse Consultant, Nurse Educator, and Nurse Executive Concentrations:

Students have the option of (a) taking two selected DNP courses (DNP 7000: Bioethics for Advanced Nursing Practice and DNP 7104: Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System) in lieu of two selected MSN-LDR courses (MSN 6646: Philosophy and Ethics in Advanced Nursing Roles and MSN 7741: Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System, respectively), and (b) receiving conditional acceptance into the DNP program prior to completion of the MSN-LDR degree. By participating in this option and completing the two selected courses, the number of credits required to complete the DNP program at Wilmington University, following graduation from the MSN-LDR program, is 39 as opposed to the traditional 45 credits. 

 

Public Health Concentration:

Students have the option of taking (a) four selected DNP courses (DNP 7000: Bioethics for Advanced Nursing Practice, DNP 7101: Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice, DNP 7103 Population Health, and DNP 7104: Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System) in lieu of four selected MSN_LDR courses (MSN 6646: Philosophy and Ethics in Advanced Nursing Roles, MSN 6616: Epidemiology for Health Professionals, MSN 6617: Population Health for Health Professionals, and MSN 7741: Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System, respectively), and (b) receiving conditional acceptance into the DNP program prior to completion of the MSN-LDR degree. By participating in this option and completing the four selected courses, the number of credits required to complete the DNP program at Wilmington University, following graduation from the MSN-LDR program, is 33 credits as opposed to the traditional 45 credits.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Completion of all three MSN-LDR courses (nine credits)
2. GPA of 3.0 or greater
3. Letter of recommendation from doctorally prepared professional
4. Current employment in an advanced nursing practice specialty
5. Goals statement (see the intent form for instructions)

The MSN Leadership to DNP Accelerated Option Intent Form is located in the College of Health Professions MSN Leadership Student Organization site. Upon submission of the intent to enroll form, the MSN Leadership and DNP Program Chairs will ensure that the eligibility criteria are met. If the eligibility criteria are met, students will be contacted by the DNP Program Chair to assist with appropriate course sequencing, advisement, and preparation for doctoral study.

 



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2020-2021 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2020 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.