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2009-2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice)


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Admission Requirements

Admission applications must be completed by March 1Students are admitted for the Fall semester only. Applicants must meet the following requirements to apply for admission:

1.     Bachelor of Science in Nursing* or Master of Science in Nursing (with NP certification) from an accredited
        college or university with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, 3.5 for graduate work.
2.     Current RN license in the United States.
3.     College-level chemistry with grade of C (2.0) or better.
4.     College-level statistics with grade of C (2.0) or better.
5.     Completion of an application for Graduate Admission, to include:

  •        Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  •        Curriculum vitae or resume
  •        Copy of current RN license
  •        Copy of certification in the applicant’s advanced practice nursing specialty (for the applicant with a MSN) 
  •        Professional goal statement
  •        Three letters of recommendation

6.     International students must submit additional documentation, and an interview with a faculty member either by phone or in person to delineate clear clinical interests that are compatible
        with the mentoring capacity of the Department of Nursing faculty. 

*Admission is also possible for Registered Nurses with bachelor degrees in non-nursing fields. In addition to the requirements above, those RNs not holding a BSN must complete the following courses or their equivalents: ENG 112 ; NSC 168  or PHL 162  or HCR 304 ; NSC 209  (or credit by exam) or NSC 208  and NUR 205 (accepted as a transfer credit only) ; NUR 308 , NUR 300 , NUR 407 , NUR 410 .
 

Applicants from states other than Michigan are responsible for checking with the State Board of Nursing in the state they wish to become licensed, to ensure that the program meets any individual state licensing requirements as a nurse practitioner.

Transfer Credit

Up to nine hours of graduate credit may be accepted for transfer into the DNP program by BSN students. Transfers are made in accordance with the policies of the DNP graduate program committee. Up to three hours of graduate credit may be waived if approved by the graduate faculty in compliance with policies of the DNP graduate program committee, if comparable graduate or undergraduate coursework has been taken.

Program Accreditation

The curriculum for the University of Michigan-Flint Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduate Nurse Practitioner Program is grounded in criteria for advanced nursing practice developed by five major nursing organizations:

  •        National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
  •        American Nurses Association (ANA)
  •        American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  •        American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  •        National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education

The prior UM-Flint Master of Science in Nursing was granted full 10-year accreditation in April 2006 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the accrediting body of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The organization may be contacted at CCNE; One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; telephone (202) 887-6791; fax (202) 887-8476.

The DNP program will be eligible to apply for CCNE accreditation in the semester prior to graduation of its first DNP class in 2013.

Requirements (for the BSN without NP certification).

A minimum of 80 credits is required, depending on the certification exam requirements: Adult Nurse Practitioner (80 cr.), Family Nurse Practitioner (80 cr.), Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (80-82 cr.). 

Year 1 (Minimum 22 credits)
Fall Semester
NUR 601  (3), NUR 602  (3).
Winter Semester
NUR 603  (3), NUR 604  (2), NUR 810  (3).
Spring/Summer
NUR 605  (3)NUR 700  (2), NUR 715  (3).

Year 2 (Minimum 22 credits)
Fall Semester

NUR 701  (2), NUR 720  (3), NUR 723  1 (1-3), NUR 730  (1).  
Winter Semester
NUR 702  (2), NUR 721  (3), NUR 723  1 (1-3), NUR 731  (1).  
Spring/Summer
NUR 606  (2), NUR 723  1 (1-3), NUR 900  2 (2).

Year 3 (12 credits minimum, plus concentration-specific courses)
Fall Semester
NUR 607  (2), NUR 740  (2), NUR 750  3 (2), NUR 760  (3), NUR 800  4 & 5 (3-7).  
Winter Semester
NUR 745  2 (3), NUR 746  2 (2), NUR 780  3 (3), NUR 800  4 & 5 (3-7), NUR 840  (3).  
Spring/Summer
NUR 746  2 (3), NUR 781  3 (3),NUR 800  4 & 5 (3-7), NUR 820  (2), NUR 900   (2).

Year 4 (Minimum 8 credits, plus concentration specific related courses)
Fall Semester
NUR 790  3 (2), NUR 830  (3), NUR 831  (2), NUR 900  2 & 4  (2).
Winter Semester
NUR 770  2 & 4 (3), NUR 791  3 (3), NUR 850  2 & 4 (2), NUR 870  (3), NUR 900  3 (2).  


1
  This course can be taken over several semesters, 6 credits are required.
2  Required for FNP students.
3  Required for PMHNP students.
4  Required only for ANP students.
5 This course can be taken over several semesters, 7 credits are required.

Requirements  (for the MSN with NP certification).

Thirty-one credits are required for students who have a MSN and are NP certified to complete the DNP program. The total number of credits can be reduced to a minimum of 24 by transferring graduate credit in accordance with the transfer policy and/or waiving up to three credits of coursework if comparable graduate or undergraduate coursework has been taken. 

Year 1 (11 credits)
Fall Semester
NUR 601  (3).
Winter Semester
NUR 810  (3).
Spring/Summer
NUR 700  (2)NUR 715  (3).

Year 2 (6-8 credits)
Fall Semester
NUR 701  (2). 
Winter Semester
NUR 702  (2). 
Spring/Summer
NUR 606  (2 cr.)*, NUR 900  (2).

Year 3 (9 credits)
Fall Semester
NUR 607  (2).  
Winter Semester
NUR 840  (3).  
Spring/Summer
NUR 820  (2), NUR 900  (2).

Year 4 (5 credits)
Fall Semester
NUR 900  (2).
Winter Semester
NUR 870  (3). 
Spring/Summer

*2 credits of epidemiology are recommended for students who have not had epidemiology in their MSN program in the fall semester of year 2

Grading System

The following grading system is used by the DNP program. Courses in which a B- or below is earned cannot be used in fulfillment of degree requirements.
 

  Letter Grade Honor Points
 

A+

9
 

A

8
 

A-

7
 

B+

6
 

B

5
 

B-

4
 

C+

3
 

C

2
 

C-

1
 

D

0
 

E

0

 

The cumulative grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total number of honor points earned by the total number of credit hours attempted. A final cumulative GPA of at least 5.0 is required for successful completion of the DNP program. See the Student Progression Statement in the Graduate Student Handbook for further details.

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