Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP) (40 hours)
The purpose of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi DNP program is to provide learning experiences to nurses with advanced preparation that will lead to their acquisition of knowledge and skills essential for reducing the incidence and impact of preventable disease and injury within their communities, improving administration of delivery systems, policymaking, and design or expansion of educational programs. The A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ (CONHS) extensive network of healthcare providers, agencies, and veterans services provides rich practice experiences to enhance the DNP student’s knowledge and skills. These skills are essential in the development of experts responsible for translating evidence to practice. Please be aware this program was developed to address healthcare needs of South Texans and DNP projects will be completed in the State.
Admission to the DNP program will occur only during the fall semester.
Final deadline to receive complete applications:
|Fall||Spring||Summer I||Summer II|
|June 15||Not Offered||Not Offered||Not Offered|
All completed applications will be reviewed beginning March 1st. Applicants who submit complete applications by April 15th will be notified of the admission decision no later than May 15th.
|Complete Application for Admission:||
Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.
Application requirements specific to this program :
*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.
Submit all supporting documents online.
|Special Program Requirements||
a)Students may be provisionally enrolled for up to one semester to allow students to attend classes while obtaining the required vaccines and acceptable evidence of vaccination.
b)Students cannot be provisionally enrolled without at least one dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine if direct patient contact will occur during the provisional enrollment period.
c)Polio vaccine is not required. Students enrolled in health-related courses are encouraged to ascertain that they are immune to poliomyelitis.
d)One dose of tetanus-diphtheria toxoid (Td) is required within the last ten years.
e)Students who were born on or after January 1, 1957, must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of two doses of measles-containing vaccine administered since January 1, 1968.
f)Students must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of one dose of rubella vaccine.
g)Students born on or after January 1, 1957, must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of one dose of mumps vaccine.
h)Students shall receive a complete series of hepatitis B vaccine prior to the start of direct patient care or show serologic confirmation of immunity to hepatitis B virus.
i)Students shall receive two doses of varicella vaccine unless the first dose was received prior to thirteen years of age.
|Additional International Applicant Requirements||
Application requirements for international applicants:
TAMUCC DNP Courses for the DNP
|Prefix and Number||Required Courses DNP||SCH|
|NURS 6300||NP Leadership in Health Policy||3|
|NURS 6301||Epidemiology and Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NURS 6302||Genomics in Health Care||3|
|NURS 6303||System Behavior and Impact on Health Care Quality||3|
|NURS 6304||Application of Evidence in Practice I||3|
|NURS 6305||Principles of Nursing Education for Teaching and Patient Care||3|
|NURS 6310||Practicum II||3|
|NURS 6311||DNP Project and Seminar||3|
|NURS 6320||Advanced Principles for Clinical Practice I||3|
|NURS 6321||Advanced Principles for Clinical Practice II||3|
|NURS 6200||Informatics and Technology for Practice||2|
|NURS 6201||Application of Evidence in Practice II||2|
|NURS 6210||Practicum I||2|
|NURS 6211||Introduction to Scholarly Project||2|
|NURS 6221||Economics of Advanced Practice||2|
All materials, including applications, transcripts, graduate form, and 3 reference forms must be received by Graduate Admissions by the application deadline. Please allow time for transcript processing, which can take up to two weeks.
Applicants whose documents are not received by Graduate Admissions by the posted date will not be considered for admission.
Please carefully review the application requirements above.
If you have questions, please call or e-mail the Graduate Academic Advisor. Students who have applied for admission in previous semesters should contact the Graduate Academic Advisor to confirm documents are still available for the admissions review.
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