Johns Hopkins University: DNP & PhD in Nursing Program Review
Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21211.
Johns Hopkins University is a public research university based in Baltimore, Maryland. The university is famous for its state-of-the art-medical facilities. Johns Hopkins was named for philanthropist Johns Hopkins, a patron of the university. It was founded in 1876.
Generous financial aid opportunities are available, with most doctoral students receiving full tuition assistance for at least the first two years of study. The overwhelming majority of nursing graduates, more than 85%, are employed since completing their program according to the School of Nursing.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing program prepares nurses to be leaders in nursing research. To apply to the PhD in Nursing program, applicants should have a BSN or MSN and a minimum 3.0 GPA. An exam score report for the GRE, letters of recommendation, an interview and writing sample are also required for admission to the PhD program.
Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice requires a BSN and MSN with a minimum 3.0 GPA earned in the graduate program. Students in the program should have APRN licensure and complete an interview. Students with a masters degree in a field other than nursing may be considered for the DNP program. Students must be licensed in the location in which they will complete their clinical practice requirements.
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: DNP & PhD in Nursing Program Review
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Graduate School of Nursing
Uniformed Services University
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences was established in 1972. The university serves nurses enrolled in the military or public health sector. Students seeking to apply to the program may be required to gain approval from their appropriate sector. The university, based in Bethesda, is in close proximity to Washington DC which offers endless opportunities for entertainment and cultural enrichment.
The Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences was established in 1993. The GSN at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program. The DNP is a degree for nurses who deliver and manage healthcare in an advanced practice role. Both a post-masters DNP and post-bachelors DNP are offered. Prerequisite courses in biochemistry and statistics are required for the DNP program.
The PhD in Nursing emphasizes nursing research. Admission requirements to the PhD in Nursing program include an MSN (Masters of Science in Nursing) completed with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students with a masters degree in a related healthcare field may also be considered for admission to the program. An interview, an exam report for the GRE no more than five years prior and a personal statement which indicates a shared area of interest with a faculty member is also required.
University of Maryland: DNP & PhD in Nursing Program Review
University of Maryland
University of Maryland School of Nursing
655 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
The University of Maryland is a public research university founded in 1856. Based in College Park, Maryland, the campus is over 1,200 acres. Famous landmarks on campus include the sundial and a statue honoring alumni Jim Henson who founded the Muppets.
The University of Maryland offers both a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Philosophy qualification.
A Dual DNP/MBA (Masters of Business Administration), BSN to DNP (Bachelors of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice) and traditional Post-Masters DNP are the three entry options available for the BSN to DNP program. Admission requirements to the DNP program include a minimum 3.0 GPA in an MSN program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Applicants must also submit proof of their clinical practice hours and a valid Maryland RN license.
As with the DNP, the PhD in Nursing offers a Post-BSN, Post-MSN and PhD/MBA program. Admission requirements for the Post-Masters PhD in Nursing include a minimum 3.0 GPA, active nursing license and exam scores for the GRE. To apply to the BSN-PhD program, applicants must be enrolled in the masters program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON).
Applicants who do not meet the 3.0 GPA requirement may still be considered for admission to a doctoral program.