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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Nursing (BSN to DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) DNP


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Admission Requirements

  1. Baccalaureate in Nursing from an institution accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (formerly NLNAC) or the Commisiion on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  2. Submitted official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); including score of 3.0 or higher on the analytical section.
  3. Applicantsto the nurse practitioner program must have at least one year of clinical experience as an RN before beginning nurse practitioner emphasis/clinical courses.
  4. Exceptions to the above criteria must be approved by the department Chair, the dean of the College of Nursing, and the dean of the Graduate School.
  5. 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) in undergraduate nursing courses.
  6. Completed an approved advanced graduate statistics course, achieving a grade of B or higher within the past 5 years.
  7. Evidence of current unrestricted registered nurse (RN) Mississippi license.
  8. Current cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate.
  9. Proof of recent health examination to include:
       a. Proof of immunization against the Hepatitis B virus
       b. Current tuberculosis (TB) skin test or quantiFERON G test
       c. Current Tdap immunization
       d. Evidence of immunity to varicella
       e. Current MMR immunization
  10. Criminal background check and drug screening.
  11. Curriculum vitae or professional resume.
  12. Submission of three (3) letters of reference from individuals (doctoral-level nursing individuals preferred) familiar witht he applicant's academic/professional background and experience in nursing practice, specifying in detail the applicant's capacity for doctoral study and clinical expertise.
  13. Cover letter of introduction and a personal statement of scholarly inquiry interests.

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