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DNP Programs in Idaho

DNP Programs in Idaho

Idaho DNP Programs

The Doctor of Nursing (DNP) degree is new to the State of Idaho. Idaho State University was the first to begin offering this program, starting fall 2013, but more are sure to be available in the future. The program's objective is to help graduates thrive in the increasingly complex healthcare field and to prepare them for the application of evidence-based practice.

Addmission Requirements

In addition to submission of the appropriate application and fees, the following admission requirements apply to Idaho State University's DNP program:

  • Must have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited program (official transcripts are required)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE score in at least the 50th percentile
  • Evidence of English proficiency (for non-first language English speakers)
  • Verification of current RN license in good standing
  • Preadmission interview
  • 3-4 page professional essay
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • 2 years or more documented healthcare or nursing experience is preferred, but not required.

Curriculum and Degree Requirements

The Idaho State University DNP program is open to post-BSN and post-MSN graduates. The BSN to DNP program takes three years to complete, and is comprised of 74-76 credits, including core courses and a scholarly project.

Additional Resources

DNP Schools in Idaho