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  BSN RN to BSN MSN DNP Ph.D.
Format Traditional Online Online Online Online and on campus (Executive-style, one weekend per month and online session between on-campus meetings)
Full-time/Part-time Full-time Part-time Part-time

Part-time (MSN entry)  
Full-time or Part-time (BSN entry)

Full-time or Part-time
Entrance Exams* SAT or ACT N/A N/A N/A GRE
Estimated Credit Hours 120 hours 123 hours 30-47 hours, depending on program 33-39 hours (MSN entry)
73-74 hours (BSN entry)

39 hours (DNP entry)
57 hours (MSN entry) 
75 hours (BSN entry) 

Duration  4 years 2 years 8 semesters (AGACNP, FNP, PMHNP) 
1 to 1.5 years (NA)
3-6 years (6 years maximum) 3-4 years (10 years maximum)
Clinical Hours Requirement Simulation lab, Required hospital rotation   Required, varies by program 672 for AGACNP, FNP & PMHNP;  1,000 hours (Gap analysis from MSN degree) N/A
Specializations N/A N/A 5 (AGACNP, FNP, PMHNP, NA and NI)

2 
(MSN entry - No Concentration & NEL)

4 
(BSN entry - AGACNP, FNP, PMHNP, NEL)

N/A; However, may earn Certificate of Graduate Study in a related area (e.g. Applied Statistics, Gerontology, Public Health)
License Required for Admission N/A RN required RN required RN required.
APRN required for MSN entry clinical track
RN or APRN
Degree Required for Admission High school diploma Associate required BSN (RN only would not be allowed in any program) BSN or MSN BSN, MSN, DNP or master’s in another field
Dissertation N/A N/A N/A Required Required
Financial Aid Scholarships, Loans, Work-Study Scholarships Scholarships Scholarships First two years of tuition covered by Dean’s Scholarship, Scholarships, Assistantships, Fellowships, Traineeships
Certification exam pass rate 100%  

95% - AGACNP
93% - FNP
95% - PMHNP

N/A N/A
Degree Details BSN » RN to BSN » Master's Programs » DNP » Ph.D »

* International applicants must be proficient in the English language. A score of 570 or above on the paper version of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required. (A score of 210 or higher on the computerized version is required, and a minimum score of 80 on the Internet version is required.)


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