DNP Recommended Milestones


Recommended Milestones for DNP 2.0 Students

"DNP 2.0" refers to students who matriculated into the DNP program Autumn 2013 or later.

Year 1

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

Year 2

  • Students should continue to meet with academic advisor every quarter.
  • Students should continue to complete the program of study form. This should be updated every quarter.

Year 3

AUTUMN QUARTER

  • Student submits a letter of request for appointment of supervisory committee to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
  • Student and committee should meet to finalize the program of study.  This should be signed by all committee members and forwarded to Academic Affairs.
  • Student should identify site/agency/community for capstone project from list of available projects. Ideally this will be in site of Capstone Clinical Immersion. Student should verify that a current affiliation agreement is in place.
  • Student should complete a plan for capstone project and secure approval from committee for proposed DNP project.
  • Statement of Mutual Agreement is established per policy for DNP project.

WINTER QUARTER

  • Schedule final exam with the Graduate School.
  • Implement and evaluate the Capstone DNP Project.
  • Provide project results to site/agency/community in agreed upon format (oral and/or written report).
  • Present DNP project to supervisory committee orally and in writing.

Graduation

Submit the following to the School of Nursing Graduate Program Advisor, Betsy Mau, in Student and 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.


Recommended Milestones for DNP 1.0 Students

Updated by DNPCC January 2015

"DNP 1.0" refers to students who matriculated into the DNP program prior to Autumn 2013.

Years 2-3

  • Student submits a letter of request for appointment of supervisory committee to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
  • Student should meet with committee to discuss possible capstone projects.
  • 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.
  • Student should secure approval from committee for DNP project proposal.
  • Schedule final exam with the Graduate School.
  • Present DNP project to supervisory committee
  • Proposed Capstone and Program Completion for DNP 1.0

Graduation

Submit the following to the SON Graduate Program Advisor, Betsy Mau, in Student and 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.