New DNP Program at GWU in DC

  1. Hi Everyone,

    Been a while since I posted to a new thread!

    I have just made application to The George Washington University DNP program. I am wondering - has anyone else made application? The first class starts in the fall of this year. Apparently the application deadline is April 30, 2007. I am getting in under the wire. I expect my interview call in early May - so we will see!

    They have the BSN entry option and the program is online. There are some on campus requirements - but appears to be manageable. My biggest concern is the financing of this educational endeavor! Anyone have any suggestions?

    With the shortage of doctoral prepared nurses - there must be money out there somewhere for those pursuing doctoral practice degrees in nursing.

    Any and all comments and suggestions will be helpful!

    Thanks!
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  3. by   NHRNmomof3
    I haven't applied to the DNP, but am waiting on a decision from their MSN for ANP. They told me they will make a decision on Tuesday and I will know shortly after that. The MSN seems manageable. What is the difference in tuition compared to the MSN? The MSN is 485, which some of the cheapiest I've seen. I will be starting in the fall as well. Who knows we might have a couple of classes together, that is if I get accepted. I would imagine their might be some money out their. I always say that if there is a will, there is a way. Good luck.
  4. by   RNPATL
    Quote from NHRNmomof3
    I haven't applied to the DNP, but am waiting on a decision from their MSN for ANP. They told me they will make a decision on Tuesday and I will know shortly after that. The MSN seems manageable. What is the difference in tuition compared to the MSN? The MSN is 485, which some of the cheapiest I've seen. I will be starting in the fall as well. Who knows we might have a couple of classes together, that is if I get accepted. I would imagine their might be some money out their. I always say that if there is a will, there is a way. Good luck.
    I will certainly keep my fingers crossed for you. With the BSN entry - you are actually accepted in the DNP program. The EC told me hat you take traditional MSN classes for the first 39 credits depending on your practice concentration. I will be focused on the ANP then after the initial 39 credits are finished you begin the doctoral piece. Apparentl you begin your major project within the first year. The cost is not that far off from the MSN at $533.00 per credit hour.

    I am sure we will have classes together - especially if you also start in the fall.

    Good luck to you and keep us posted.
  5. by   NHRNmomof3
    I just got accepted to George Washington University. I will be starting full time in the fall. I am so excited. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. Has anyone been in this program or is accepted for fall?
  6. by   RNPATL
    Quote from NHRNmomof3
    I just got accepted to George Washington University. I will be starting full time in the fall. I am so excited. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. Has anyone been in this program or is accepted for fall?
    Horray!!!!! :smiley_aa :mortarboard: I am so happy for you! What did they say - did they call you or did they send you a letter?

    The application deadline for the DNP is not up until April 30th - so I am certain I will not hear anything until the first week of May. I spoke with Sarah and she said that they try to make their decisions as soon as possible after the application deadline. Yes - please kee your fingers crossed for me too. I am so excited for you - congratulations.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Hi there - what do you hope to do with your DNP? My local college of nursing (where I got my post-MSN CNS) is now offering a DNP but I wonder about the availability of jobs.
  8. by   RNPATL
    Quote from traumarus
    hi there - what do you hope to do with your dnp? my local college of nursing (where i got my post-msn cns) is now offering a dnp but i wonder about the availability of jobs.
    hi judi - i am wanting to earn the dnp so i can combine practice and research together. the program offered by gwu has a great deal of research as a part of the core. i guess for me - the dnp combines the best of both worlds. i truly believe that a dnp graduate will not only be a consumer of research - but also an investigator of nursing phenomena. in addition - i want to be able to teach and practice.

    i know there is a great deal of controversy over this degree - but i believe the introduction of the dnp aligns the nursing profession with other health care disciplines that are now offering this (in some cases as the entry level degree for practice).

    some of the position letters i have read certainly raise some great questions - but all in all - i think the dnp is a good thing for me.
  9. by   NHRNmomof3
    I got an email which said congratulations and that the official letter and orientation packed will be arriving soon. I still can't believe it.
  10. by   RNPATL
    Wow that is really great. I hope I have a favorable decision that is emailed to me.
  11. by   traumaRUs
    Thanks Patrick and good luck.
  12. by   RNPATL
    Update - Made the decision after much discussion with friends in academia that the DNP was not the route for me at this time. So - back for the MSN and then the PhD.

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