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Recommended Milestones for DNP 1.0 Students

Accepted by DNPCC June 3, 2013

Year 1

Autumn

Students should acquaint themselves with the program of study form.  This should be updated every quarter.
Students should initiate and complete a meeting with academic advisor every quarter.

Winter

Students should conduct informational interviews with possible supervisory committee members.

Spring

Students finalize an understanding with their requested faculty member who will chair supervisory committee; the chair and student move to establish the remaining two members of the committee.

Year 2

Autumn

Student submits a letter of request for appointment of supervisory committee to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Winter

Student should meet with committee to discuss possible capstone projects.

Spring

Student should begin to identify site/agency/community for capstone project. Student should initiate/verify that a current affiliation agreement is in place and a statement of mutual affiliation agreement is established for DNP project.

Year 3

Autumn

Student should secure approval from committee for DNP project proposal.

Winter

Present DNP project to supervisory committee

Graduation

Submit the following to the SON Graduate Program Advisor, Betsy Mau, in Academic Services:

  1. Warrant verifying the final examination is complete
  2. Verification of degree form
  3. DNP scholarly project abstract
  4. Upload abstract to Virginia Henderson library (optional)

See the DNP Student Forms page for all applicable forms.