What will I learn?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice places emphasis on clinical practice and leadership training. The DNP is instrumental in advancing a clinical nursing career. Cleveland State University’s DNP program uniquely prepares graduates to obtain the doctorate degree through the post baccalaureate degree and post masters degree entry points. The program provides the necessary coursework to obtain nurse practitioner certifications. Students have the option of choosing from two certification tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). A Health Systems Leadership track is available for students with an post masters in nursing degree.

With the ever-increasing need for mental health services across the nation, CSU is offering a post baccalaureate degree in nursing to DNP pathway that prepares graduates to assume a role as a nurse practitioner specializing in psychiatric-mental health nursing (PMHNP). The practitioner will deliver care across the lifespan in community mental health agencies and private and interdisciplinary group practice settings. Clinical competencies include developing an evidence-based plan of care that may include pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for the treatment and prevention of acute, episodic, and chronic mental health disorders.

The Post-Baccalaureate or BSN to DNP pathway is an advanced nursing practice degree program for individuals already holding a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) and licensed to practice professional nursing. The psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner track prepares students to provide advanced psychiatric nursing care to individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan. The psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner track is one of two Advanced Practice Nursing Practitioner tracks and will require 92 semester credit hours and a minimum of 1080 supervised clinical hours.

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing

Study options

Full Time (92 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,826.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

School of Nursing

Julka Hall, Room 238,

2485 Euclid Avenue,

CLEVELAND,

Ohio,

44115, United States

Online/Distance with attendance (92 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,826.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

School of Nursing

Julka Hall, Room 238,

2485 Euclid Avenue,

CLEVELAND,

Ohio,

44115, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Minimum GPA of 3.25 in your post baccalaureate degree in nursing degree
One year experience working as an RN
Statistics course completed within the last five years with a grade of B or better

Meet minimum test score requirements.

TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based) score of 78 with at least 17 in each section

TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based) score of 550

IELTS score of 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section

PTE (Pearsons Test of English) score of 50

Deadline to apply is April 15. After April 15, applications will be considered on a space-availability basis.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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