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New, first-time BSN to DNP or DNP students only. Must meet all admission requirements and start class on May 4, 2021.
About the Program
ACU’s BSN to DNP program gives nurses the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree through a 100% online, CCNE accredited program. BSN-prepared nurses can graduate with a DNP in approximately three years with a solid foundation in nursing practice and nursing theory.
All the Details on Your Degree
This 18 credit hour pathway does not result in a stand-alone Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. Following successful completion of pathway courses, students will transition directly into the DNP coursework with no additional application. Students will be able to obtain clinical hours during the pathway program.
Minimum of 12 months
Leadership & Communication for the Graduate Nurse
Advanced Clinical Practice
UPCOMING START DATES
May 4, 2021
June 29, 2021
COMMON JOB TITLES
Academic Nurse Leader
Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
Director of Nursing
Director of Clinical Services
Director of Advanced Practice Nurses
Public Health Coordinator
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Linda Gibson is the program director for the BSN to DNP and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. Dr. Gibson has been an associate professor within ACU’s School of Nursing for the past three years, though her teaching experience spans 30 years. Much of her clinical experience comes from a VA hospital, and her MSN specialty areas include Medical/Surgical Nursing (RNP), Teaching/Evaluation, and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (CNS). As a lifelong learner, she went on to complete her DNP and is currently pursuing a homeopathic degree. Dr. Gibson lives in the hills of Tennessee surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
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