University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Post-Master’s Certificate.
36 months, full time
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.
You must hold an RN license in the state in which you will complete clinical courses.
1 year of critical care nursing experience required. The average accepted student has approximately three years of high-acuity adult surgical critical care experience. Acceptable critical care experience is nursing care which, on a daily basis, includes managing invasive hemodynamic monitors, cardiac assist devices, mechanical ventilation, and vasoactive drips. The following critical care areas are preferred: Surgical, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Cardiothoracic ICU, Coronary ICU, Medical ICU, Pediatric or Neonatal ICU.
Grade Point Average of 3.00 or above. Successful applicants typically have a Grade Point Average of 3.4 or above.
GRE exam scores are required for admission, and the exam must have been taken within the last 5 years. Applicants who hold a Master’s degree may be eligible for a GRE waiver. Preferred scores are a minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1000 on the older GRE General Test or a minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 297 on the revised GRE General Test.
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