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Graduate Studies

Address:
McKelvie Hall
102 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2943
Fax: 610-436-2763
Email: gradstudy@wcupa.edu


Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm


Graduate Assistantships Information
Email: gradassistantships@wcupa.edu


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Nursing

Programs

  • D.N.P Doctor of Nursing Practice

Admissions

  • Applicants to the program use the Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS). You DO NOT complete the West Chester University graduate school application. You can access the NursingCAS application portal at https://nursingcas.liaisoncas.com. All supporting application materials request below are to be submitted via the NursingCAS applicant portal.

    • Applicants must have an earned master's degree in nursing in an advanced nursing specialty from a nationally-accredited program. Advance practice is defined as a direct care specialization (e.g., nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife) or indirect care specialization (e.g., nursing administration, nursing informatics).
    • Transcripts representing all previous coursework completed. A GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) in a master's program is required as well as course work including a graduate level research course and an undergraduate or graduate level statistics course.
    • Official copy of Registered Nurse license from applicant's state of practice.
    • Two letters of reference addressing the applicant's academic ability and professional competence.
    • Telephone or in-person interview with the Program Coordinator (to be completed after applicant has submitted the other application requirements).

Other Important Information

  • The DNP is an online program offering synchronous and asynchronous scheduling. The courses represent three components: The Science of Nursing (10 credits), Leadership (9 credits) and Practice (16 credits). The curriculum builds on a traditional master's degree program by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, systems leadership, and other key areas. A capstone project, in lieu of a dissertation, is the culminating work.

Contact for More Information

Dr. Cheryl Schlamb
cschlamb@wcupa.edu
610-738-0544

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