April 07, 2020

Post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice application deadline extended

College of Nursing sets May 1 date for applications due to COVID-19 situation

The Ohio State University College of Nursing extended its application deadline for its nationally renowned online post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program to May 1.

Leadership at the college pushed back the deadline by a month because of the hardships brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are seeing acts of heroism in real time from healthcare professionals across the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak around the world,” said Kristine Browning, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, assistant dean for graduate clinical programs and associate professor of clinical nursing. “We want to make sure that those professionals who want to pursue our top-tier DNP degree have the time and space they need to complete their applications.”

Many classes in the online DNP program are offered synchronously, meaning they meet at a designated time where students are required to log in and participate in class. Last month, U.S. News & World Report released rankings that place the College of Nursing’s DNP degree program at #8 in the nation. Several DNP specialty tracks also earned high marks, including administration/management (#7) and leadership (#7 and #1 among public institutions).

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