Clinical Hour Requirements for the DNP

  • A minimum of 1,000 faculty-supervised clinical hours is required for the DNP.
  • Clinical hours completed in master’s-level NP, CNS, and nurse midwife courses apply toward your total clinical hours.
  • Clinical hours from a master’s program may be documented through verification of national certification requiring a minimum number of clinical hours. For example, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC ) requires completion of a minimum of 500 supervised clinical hours to be eligible to take the NP and CNS certification exams) or through a letter from the School of Nursing where the master’s degree was obtained.
  • The DNP Program includes 510 clinical hours: NUR 760: Population Focused Care (60); NUR 764: Leadership (60); NUR 790/791: Practicum (300); NUR 793 DNP Project II (90).
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