Yes, the MSN to DNP program is 100% online.
The DNP program is 5 semesters and takes less than 2 years to complete.
This program is part-time. It is designed so working APNs can attend school while continuing to practice.
DNP students must complete 500 practicum hours. These hours include time spent developing your DNP Scholarly project as well as implementing and evaluating the project. During your first semester you will be assigned a faculty advisor who will help to guide your DNP project. Students begin their DNP Projects in the first semester and should complete the project during their fifth semester.
The DNP program prepares nurse leaders for evidence-based practice in patient care, education, policy, and executive roles. This requires competence in translating research into practice, evaluating evidence, applying research in decision-making, and implementing viable innovations to change practice within and across the spectrum of health and healthcare systems. Ph.D. programs are designed to prepare nurses for careers as research scientists in areas such as academia and other research-intensive environments. They prepare nurse scholars to conduct research that advances theoretical foundations of nursing and health care. Ph.D. programs provide for the knowledge and skills in theoretical, methodological and analytical approaches for the discovery of knowledge in nursing and healthcare.
In many states, yes.
In order to be compliant with federal and state laws related to online education and consumer protection, as well as State professional licensure/certification regulations, Kent State University may not be able offer online programs to students residing in certain states. In addition, some state laws may impose limitations that could affect a program of study, including inability to offer clinical practicum courses. Since these regulations undergo continuous updates (1) non-Ohio residents interested in pursuing any College of Nursing online program are advised to consult with their State licensing/certification agency and official Kent State information on state authorization before applying to this program (2) any student that is planning to move or practice in a different state after having been admitted to either the RN BSN, MSN or DNP programs must immediately inform the Office of Student Services at 330-672-7911 to determine whether or not he/she can continue in the program.
Yes, you can complete your DNP project in the state in which you live and are licensed as an APRN. It is primarily the student's responsibility to locate a preceptor. However, faculty will work closely with you to help you secure a preceptor.
English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 560 TOEFL score (83 on the Internet-based version), minimum 78 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 55 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
March 1. The program admits once a year and students begin the program each fall semester. Students progress as a cohort through the program taking the same courses throughout.
Students from other DNP programs can apply to Kent State University. Transfer credit will be evaluated and applied if they are equivalent to our courses.
Please see our Tuition & Costs page for generalized rates. Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found in the University Fee Register.
Graduate students are eligible for federal loans. We also offer a limited number of scholarships and assistantships. Many students are able to take advantage of tuition assistance programs through their employers.