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Nursing - DNP - Admissions Information

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Nursing DNP Program

Mr. Christopher Cotton (Admissions Officer)
Office Phone – 901.572.2465
E-Mail Address - Christopher.Cotton@bchs.edu

Nursing DNP Applying to the Program Information

A sequence of study for the baccalaureate prepared registered nurse is available to qualified applicants who wish to pursue the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Baptist College seeks academically well-prepared, highly motivated graduate students who are interested in advanced practice careers in nursing. The nursing graduate applicant must meet the following criteria: 

  1. Earned an entry-level degree culminating in either a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree or a Master of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 
  2. Have earned a total cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 grade-point scale) on all collegiate course work or have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.2 (4.0 grade-point scale) during their entry-level nursing degree program. 
  3. Hold an unencumbered Tennessee RN nursing license or have unencumbered authority to practice as an RN via multi-state privilege at the time of application. Accepted students must maintain an unencumbered RN license for the duration of the program of study. 
  4. Complete two years of clinical nursing experience in an area appropriate to the selected concentration prior to enrolling in clinical courses. Students may apply for admission and take core courses while completing this requirement. For the acute care adult-gerontology practitioner concentration, one year of experience in caring for critically ill patients is desired. 
  5. Submit a current resume’/curriculum vitae outlining professional nursing accomplishments. 
  6. Submit a written essay outlining the applicant’s professional goals, expectations and desired achievements from the program. 

Admissions deadline is May 15. Applicants who meet the admissions criteria will be considered for a faculty panel interview.

Upon acceptance to Baptist College, the applicant must

  • Submit a $100 enrollment deposit.
  • Submit a background check prior to registration for clinical classes.
  • Participate in College graduate orientation.