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Western Carolina University    
  Dec 15, 2017
CURRENT 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Nursing (D.N.P.) Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse Anesthesia Concentration

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The Nurse Anesthesia Program will provide students with academic and clinical experiences that lead to a DNP degree.  The 36 month program is full-time and requires a minimum of 86 course credits.  New classes will be admitted in May of each year for the summer semester.  The program will require travel to assigned clinical facilities in Western North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina, And Louisville, Kentucky including weekend and call rotations.  A written comprehensive exam will be required during the final semester.  The research requirement is a six-hour project that is to be completed during the final semesters of the program.

In addition to the academic requirements, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program. For the most up to date information regarding these standards, program suspension, and termination refer to the program’s website linked from the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA. A student who accumulates two grades of C, or any grade of F, or U will automatically be dismissed from the DNP Program. This standard supersedes the WCU Graduate School standard.

Major Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Completion of required Clinical and Project hours, successful (greater than or equal to 70% grade) completion of a comprehensive exam, and submission for publication or submission of a presentation at a state, regional or national conference during the enrollment in DNP project courses.

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