Mississippi's Delta State offers an online RN-to-DNP program for registered nurses with ADN, BSN, or MSN credentials who wish to earn a doctorate. The program takes between 18-54 months to complete, depending on the incoming student's prior education level. Candidates may enroll on either a full- and part-time basis.
The program explores concepts in epidemiology and population health, healthcare policy and economics in clinical practice, advanced statistics for clinical practice, and leadership and role development in advanced nursing practice. Learners must complete 1,020 traditional clinical hours, in addition to 420 clinical hours spent on a scholarly project.
Admission requirements include minimum ADN qualifications, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, an unencumbered RN license, and at least one year of clinical nursing experience. Learners typically visit the campus 1-3 times each semester, and must complete clinical requirements in Mississippi or Arkansas. The program does not require GRE scores at this time.