Complete the Graduate School application by September 15, 2018 for Summer 2019 DNP Program admission consideration.
Critical care experience should include a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience (2,080 hours) within the 2 years prior to application. These hours exclude time spent in orientation or work performed in a supervisory role. Patient care must be direct and involve the application of critical thinking skills, independent decision-making, working with vasoactive drugs, ventilators, invasive monitors (e.g., pulmonary artery catheters), interpretation of electrocardiographic data, hemodynamic waveforms and laboratory values (e.g. arterial blood gases, serum electrolytes). Other valuable experience could include active participation in codes, acute airway management, administration of sedatives and nondepolarizing muscle relaxants.
Appropriate critical care experiences include:
Experience that does not apply includes:
Selection will be based on the applicant's qualifications including: prior success
in undergraduate and graduate studies, recency of courses taken, scholarly accomplishment
(publications, research), communication skills, additional certifications (e.g., CCRN),
intellectual curiosity, communication skills and potential for professional growth.
Exceptions to any of the admission requirements will be considered on an individual
basis. Meeting minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance for
an interview or enrollment into the competitive graduate program.
Highly qualified applicants may be reviewed and 1) offered early acceptance prior to the application deadline or 2) pending seat availability, offered admission beyond the application deadline.