College of Nursing & Speech-Language Pathology
Curriculum Objectives/Program Outcomes
Suggested Plan of Study
Tuition & Costs
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is offered specifically for nurse practitioners who wish to increase their knowledge base concerning safe and effective primary patient care for diverse populations.
The DNP program offers a full-time plan of study (22 months) and part-time plan of study (34 months). Seventy-eight hours are required for post-baccalaureate entry and thirty-eight to forty-four hours are required for post-masters entry, depending on the number of clinical hours earned in the master's program.
The Doctoral program builds upon the philosophy of the Master's program that includes primary care, advanced nursing practice, and evidence based practice foci. Attainment of advanced knowledge and competencies as an expert occurs through the processes of synthesizing, applying, and translating credible research findings into practice. All encompassing beliefs concerning the value of leadership (both in political and practice related settings), advanced practice nursing, and global health are components of the well-rounded advanced practice nursing leader at the doctoral level.
The purpose of the MUW DNP program is congruent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (2006). The DNP program is a practice focused doctoral program designed to prepare nurses at the highest level of nursing practice to lead in applying and translating research into practice in local, state, national, and global health systems. The focus of the DNP program is on evidence-based practice reflecting synthesis, application, and translation of credible research findings. The DNP program includes integrative practice experiences and an intense practice immersion experience that prepares advanced practice nurses caring for populations in primary and specialty care settings with emphasis on chronic illness management.
MUW Graduate Program Requirements
DNP Program Requirements
Information regarding the Department of Graduate Nursing programs and applications for admission may be secured by writing to: Department of Graduate Nursing Mississippi University for Women 1100 College St. MUW-910 Columbus, MS 39701-5800
Applicants to the Department of Graduate Nursing must meet General Admission Requirements and Graduate Admission Procedures noted in the Graduate Studies Bulletin including all official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work from all institutions attended $25.00 application fee, and immunization requirements sent to the Department of Graduate Nursing.
Application deadline is June 1; however, seats may already be filled. It is best to apply early.
Full Time Plan of Study
NU 700 - Scientific Underpinnings for Practice
NU 704 - Technology and Transformation of Health Care
NU 708 - Standards of Care and Evidenced Based Practice
NU 713 - Chronic Disease in the Human
NU 714 - Population Health
NU 750 - Collaboration in New and Emerging Health Trends
NU 701 - Quality and Safety in Complex Health Systems
NU 770 - Health Care Policy & Economics
NU 721 - Science of Advanced Diagnostic Reasoning
NU 712 - Leadership in Complex Health Care Systems
NU 799 - DNP Residency I & II
NU 800 - DNP Project I & II
Part Time Plan of Study
NU 721 - Clinical Analysis and Diagnostics
NU 799 - DNP Project I**
NU 800 - DNP Residency I**
NU 799 - DNP Project II
NU 800 - DNP Residency II
**In the part time plan of study, the DNP Project and Residency I courses can be taken in any semester after the student's project proposal has been approved by the faculty.
See Graduate Tuition & Costs
Additional Expenses for Nursing Students:
Malpractice Insurance -----------------------$20.00 - up Diagnostic and Lab Software ---------------$150.00 - up Typhon Clinical Tracking ---------------------$75.00 Books and Software ----------------------$2,000.00 (estimated) Typing/Editing service -----------------------$500.00 - up
Students seeking a Doctor of Nursing Practice may apply for financial assistance in the form of loans, scholarships, or stipends (601-898-0850) or
For more information, please call the Office of Financial Aid (662) 329-7114.
For Mississippi Residents Only: Please visit IHL site below after January to apply for scholarships. www.ihl.state.ms.us/financialaid/nursing.html
Graduate Nursing Application
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439