ACU Online Offers BSN to DNP Pathway

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Abilene Christian University (ACU) is offering an alternative entry point for students wishing to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The online BSN to DNP program pathway is meant to serve as a fast track for students wishing to move quickly from a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

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“ACU’s BSN to DNP program gives more nurses the opportunity to enter into a DNP program through a post-baccalaureate, 100% online, CCNE accredited DNP program. BSN-prepared nurses who want to return to school once and seamlessly progress to the doctoral level are a perfect fit for this program. "

Abilene Christian University (ACU) is offering an alternative entry point for students wishing to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The online BSN to DNP program pathway is meant to serve as a fast track for students wishing to move quickly from a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Traditionally, a student would need to have completed their Master of Science in Nursing degree before applying to ACU’s DNP program. The BSN to DNP program pathway gives a student the opportunity to save time and money in completing their doctoral degree.

“The current practice environment demands highly educated nurses prepare for the highest levels of practice, says Marcia Straughn, Dean of the School of Nursing at Abilene Christian University. “ACU’s BSN to DNP program gives more nurses the opportunity to enter into a DNP program through a post-baccalaureate, 100% online, CCNE accredited DNP program. BSN-prepared nurses who want to return to school once and seamlessly progress to the doctoral level are a perfect fit for this program. These students can begin with a bachelor’s degree and graduate with a DNP from our accredited program in approximately 3 years.”

Abilene Christian University is dedicated to its mission of preparing students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world, and programs like the BSN to DNP program pathway are in line with this mission. Nurses with a DNP work directly in service and leadership, and ACU’s BSN to DNP program pathway will expand its missional impact by offering access to high quality, doctoral education for nurses.

The BSN to DNP program pathway is 18 credit hours with a tuition cost of $650 per credit hour. Upon the successful completion of these credits, students will transition directly into the DNP level coursework with a tuition cost of $1,000 per credit hour. All Texas Nurse Practitioner members are eligible for a 10% tuition discount and a waived application fee.

Abilene Christian University is a vibrant, innovative, Christ-centered community that engages students in authentic spiritual and intellectual growth, equipping them to make a real difference in the world.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Mandy Alegnani at 214-305-9467, or email mandy.alegnani(at)acu.edu.

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