As a student in a professional doctoral program, The Ohio State University requires you to take a written exam prior to beginning your immersion experiences. This examination will evaluate your knowledge of the content included in the DNP core courses. The professional examination occurs in the year prior to your final year of study in the program.
DNP clinical hours
As a post-master’s DNP student, you will complete a minimum of 500 clinical hours over the course of the DNP program. If you are a post-baccalaureate DNP student, a minimum of 1000 clinical hours must be completed over the course of the BSN to DNP option – at least 500 of those hours will be required for your advanced practice certification and 500 hours will then be required for your DNP degree. Clinical hour requirements toward the DNP degree can be completed at your place of employment, with approval from your advisor and employer.