Doctor of Nursing Practice, Post-Master’s Certificate.
36 months, full time
85 semester hours
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.
Current licensure or eligibility for licensure as a nurse in North Carolina.
Minimum of 1 year (with 2 years preferred) continuous full-time acute care experience as a registered nurse in a critical care setting prior to interviewing for the program. Experience should involve the following skills: Independent decision making, Interpretation of advanced monitoring techniques, Caring for ventilated patients, and Pharmacologic hemodynamic management. Experience areas preferred: Surgical ICU, Medical ICU, Cardiac ICU, Neuro ICU, Pediatric or Neonatal ICU. Experiences considered: ICU step-down or transitional areas, Post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), Operating Room, or Emergency Room. Not acceptable: Radiology, Cath lab, or Flight team.
A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
GRE scores need to be taken within five year and should be available before the application deadline.
Required certifications: BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), and CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) is not required but strongly encouraged.
Undergraduate statistics course: must include descriptive and inferential stats.
Proven undergraduate success in all major science classes.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to shadow a CRNA.
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