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. The DNP Degree is offered completely online and only admits new students in the Fall semester.
The DNP Program includes two specialty tracks: (1) The Nurse Practitioner Track; and (2) The Executive Leadership Track.
|The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).|
Admission to the DNP program will occur only during the fall semester.
Final deadline to receive complete applications:
|Fall 2020||Spring||Summer I||Summer II|
|May 15, 2020||Not Offered||Not Offered||Not Offered|
All completed TAMUCC ApplyTexas applications may be reviewed as early as March 1st. Applicants who submit complete applications by May 1st will be notified of the admission decision approximately by July 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 :
REQUIREMENT #1: Submit an Application at- Apply Texas
Once you have submitted via Apply Texas you will receive a Student ID (A#) from TAMUCC In 3-5 business days. You will need this A# throughout the application process.
REQUIREMENT #2: Submit a Resume- Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your student ID (A#) and the program you are applying for in the subject line.
This resume should not simply be a list of the places where you have worked but should include an outline of your professional and scholarly activities. It may be more than one page. You should present your information starting with most recent activities and ending with your earlier experiences. You can include activities you completed as a student if you graduated from your undergraduate program less than two years ago. Include in your resume
REQUIREMENT #3: Prepare an essay/personal statement to explain your reason for enrolling in a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. The essay should be no more than 500 words. Please email to email@example.com with your student ID (A#) and the program you are applying for in the subject line. You should address the following questions:
REQUIREMENT #4: Submit a copy of a valid unencumbered Texas Nursing License- License Submission Link
REQUIREMENT #5: Have 3 references submit the- CONHS Reference Form
To do this, go to Recommendation Request. Fill out your information and provide 3-4 recommender email addresses. The emails you provide will receive a prompt to complete the CONHS Reference Form on your behalf. They DO NOT need to submit an original recommendation letter. Three reference must be received for this requirement to be considered complete.
NOTE: International students please see “Additional International Applicant Requirements” below.
For clarification, applicants should contact Graduate Academic Advisor, Mrs. Elizabeth Rivera: firstname.lastname@example.org
|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:
The core nursing courses consist of graduate-level study of the scientific knowledge that comprises the discipline and profession of nursing, and prepares the student for advanced nursing practice.
Total: 33 Hours
Total: 3 Hours
Total: 3 Hours
Total: 4 Hours
Students will enroll in NURS 6395 in each of their final 4 semesters for supervised DNP Project work.
Students are expected to complete a minimum of 1000 hours of field experience related to their courses and focus of study. Appropriate field or clinical hours completed in an MSN program will be counted as part of the 1000 hours (up to 500). Applicants will be required to demonstrate these hours were completed in relevant settings. The Graduate Nursing Department has final authority in approving the total number of hours completed outside the DNP program. Students will be responsible for identifying and selecting agencies or preceptors for their field experiences. For more information please see the CONHS Doctoral Student Handbook under Current Students.
All students must complete a scholarly project as a requirement for the DNP degree. The project provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their ability to develop effective interventions for patients and patient populations with complex health problems. The projects will be completed through multi-disciplinary collaborative partnerships and under faculty guidance.
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.
Contact for More Information: