What kind of DNP is Yale’s?
Yale will offer a post master’s DNP, aimed for mature clinicians who wish to expand the possibilities of their professional contribution. This program is not suited for people seeking advanced nursing practice preparation as nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife or nurse anesthetist; rather, it will build upon such previous preparation or professional work experience in healthcare.
What are the admissions requirements?
Eligible applicants must hold a master’s degree in nursing or a related field (MPH, MBA, MHA) and be licensed as RN or APRN in one state. Applications from nurses whose master’s is in a related field will be reviewed individually. Licensure in Connecticut is not required. The GRE is not required. Students whose first language is not English will take the TOEFL if they do not already have a US bachelor’s or master’s degree.
How long is the program?
The program is designed as scheduled part time study. Coursework is completed over two years with a Capstone year to follow. While it is demanding to work and go to school simultaneously, we have found that students who are involved in the world of healthcare bring enriching experiences to the educational enterprise.
The program is a hybrid of on-line and in-residence sessions including two 3-5 daylong (and into the evening) intensive sessions. In-residence sessions occur once a month with content supported by on line exercises and discussions and assignments between sessions. “Intensives” are scheduled in the week before or immediately after the second semester to avoid another trip for students. Students are expected to attend all scheduled on campus sessions. Social activities are also planned for these visits to the Yale campus.
What is the plan of study?
Course work includes courses in healthcare ethics; policy and politics; evidence; business of health care; systems of care/leadership; teaching/learning; project planning; health equity plus a Capstone project. The plan is for 40 credits for the degree. See “plan of study” on the DNP website.
What is the cost?
The cost varies by full or part time study. In 2012-2013, the tuition for part time study was $21,360 for the year.
What is the class size?
Each cohort consists of approximately 15 students.
What is the application deadline?
Applications are expected to be complete by March 1 of the year of enrollment. Application materials may be found on the YSN Admissions webpage.
Is an interview required as part of the admission process?
Yes, preferably in New Haven but special arrangements can be made for a telephone or video interview at a distance if necessary. We try to bring applicants in on the same day and we provide breakfast and lunch and an opportunity to socialize with each other and with faculty.
Is there financial aid?
Students will be eligible for federal student loans. Loan repayment or reimbursement options and other sources of funds should be explored by potential applicants. Some nursing specialty groups offer scholarships. Employers may have a tuition option.
Whom may I contact for additional information?
Please contact the Admissions Office for more information about the DNP program.