Fairfield University and Bridgeport Hospital

Degree Type

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Program Length

36 months, full time

Credit Hours

75 semester hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline

February 1

Program Requirements

BSN applicants for the DNP at Fairfield must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university.

RN applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to complete select prerequisites to be eligible for admission to the DNP program; however, RN applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree are not eligible for the Nurse Anesthesia track.

RN license to practice in the US at the time of application, a Connecticut RN license will be required upon admission.

1 year RN critical care experience. Acceptable critical care experience includes: Surgical ICU, Cardio-Thoracic ICU, Medical ICU, Critical Care Unit, Neonatal ICU, Pediatric ICU. If the institution is a level one-trauma center, the following experience is usually accepted: Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Neurosurgical ICU. The following experience is NOT accepted: Telemetry, Step-down units, Emergency Room.

Cumulative undergraduate 3.0, Science GPA of 3.0. MSN applicants for the DNP are required to have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

GRE Analytical Writing score of 4 or better. Composite scores will be reviewed in relation to the application overall.

Certifications: BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

CRNA Educational Requirements: Biology – 2 semesters, Chemistry – 2 semesters, Microbiology – 1 semester, College Math – 1 semester, Physics – strongly recommended.


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