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The BSN to DNP option provides students with a smooth transition from the BSN degree to the terminal degree of DNP. Upon application, students will choose an area of specialization from the list of MSN tracks. These include: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Leadership in Health Care Delivery, Community/Public Health Nursing, or Leadership in Health Information Technology. The number of credit hours varies depending on the specialization chosen.

All students in the BSN to DNP track of the DNP program will complete the following core coursework:

NU: 505 Leadership for Advanced Nursing
NU:520 Policy, Organization, & Financing of Healthcare

NU: 530 Population Health
NU: 535 Evidence Based Practice I: Finding and Appraising Evidence
NU:536 Evidence Based Practice II: Applying Evidence for Practice Change
NU:541 HealthCare Informatics

NU:596 Seminar I
NU:720 Quality Outcomes for Organizations and Systems
NU:731 Epidemiology and Biostatistics
NU:741 Analytic Methods for Evidence-Based Practice I
NU:742 Analytic Methods for Evidence-Based Practice II
NU:743 Analytic Methods for Evidence-Based Practice III
NU:750 Leadership and Collaboration

NU:805 Educational Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice
NU:800 DNP Clinical Scholarship Intensive (4 enrollments)
NU:811 Financial Concepts for Systems Management
*Students also complete required coursework related to area of specialization.

DNP Clinical Scholarship Project

RN Licensure

According to Subrule 2.8(5) nursing courses with a clinical component may not be taken by a person a) who has been denied licensure by the board; b) whose license is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in any United States jurisdiction; or c) whose license/registration is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action.

Students must notify the Office of Enrollment Management if they are in violation of this code.

Out of State Enrollment

Applicants and current students must be aware select states require approval prior to Allen College offering online courses and clinical study in those states. Additionally, a state certification or governing licensing board may also require prior approval for an Allen College student to engage in clinical study within the state. Therefore, Allen College cannot guarantee out-of- state clinical or practicum placement. Allen College also cannot guarantee students maintaining residency in a state other than Iowa will be allowed to enroll in online courses.

Applicants planning to maintain residency in any state other than Iowa, and planning to enroll in an online course or engage in clinical study in any state other than Iowa, should consult an admission counselor prior to applying to Allen College.