Musc Dnp Application Essay

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program - Online

Program Overview

The Nurse Executive Leadership and Innovations program prepares graduates who will practice at the highest executive level. DNP graduates demonstrate expertise in advanced executive nursing practice, clinical scholarship and analytical methods to improve health care delivery. Expertise in quality improvement, leadership, collaboration, health care policy and finance is developed. There are a few courses that require a visit to campus. (Please here for the FAQ's)

The MUSC DNP Program enables students to:

1. Demonstrate expertise in advanced executive nursing practice role based on mastery of a
specialized area of knowledge derived from a strong scientific foundation.
2. Use clinical scholarship and analytical methods to improve quality and safety in health
care systems through organizational leadership, systems thinking, and practice
management acumen.
3. Implement continuous quality improvement in patient care and provide leadership in
practice and clinical decision-making through use of information systems and technology
4. Foster interprofessional collaboration and teamwork in the improvement of population
health outcomes.
5. Influence health care policy that determines the financing, regulation, access, and
delivery of care.
6. Promote health equity in the provision of care to eliminate health disparities.

Application deadline for Fall 2018 is January 15, 2018.

State Authorization

The U.S. Department of Education requires that any institution offering online/distance education programs to out-of-state students must obtain authorization from their state of residence. The authorization requirements, as well the application processes, vary from state-to-state. Before applying, please ensure your state of residence is authorized  Click here for more information>>


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Application to Doctor of Nursing Practice for the College of Nursing

Attention Applicants

Distance Education Information

MUSC has been approved by South Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Currently, MUSC accepts applications to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program from students who live in all states except Massachusetts and the territory of Puerto Rico.

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For the individual who is currently a registered nurse with at least a BSN, the College of Nursing offers the following programs of study.

Please note that official immunization records will be required of all students prior to participation in the clinical portions of this program.

Choose a program

Post BSN to DNP
For BSN prepared registered nurses seeking a MSN and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Post MSN to DNP - Advanced Practice Nurse
For MSN prepared Advanced Practice registered nurses seeking a Doctor of Nursing Practice.  

Post MSN to DNP - Psychiatric mental Health Nurse Practitioner
For MSN prepared registered nurses seeking a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.   


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