Doctor of Nursing Practice
National studies, professional organizations, and accrediting bodies have emphasized the need for advanced practice nurses to be doctorally prepared and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is recognized as the terminal degree for advanced practice nurses. Advanced practice nursing is the provision of expert nursing care that influences healthcare outcomes for individuals or populations. This expert nursing care includes the provision of direct care management and indirect care such as nursing administration, executive leadership, systems organization, informatics, and population health.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares diverse healthcare professionals who are collaborative providers and leaders in the delivery of high quality, accessible, culturally-competent and compassionate care.
The CONHS School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program:
Hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree
Hold an earned Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in Advanced Practice Nursing from a program accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing(ACEN), formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
Registered Nurse License
Evidence of an unencumbered registered nurse license in applicant’s state with license number to practice.
Current Professional Resume
Three Professional References
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score is required if English is not the first language
Auburn University Montgomery TOEFL code is 1036. Please see admission requirements for AUM Graduate Studies for International students under Admission Graduate Studies International Students for further information.