To qualify for graduation with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree, students must:

  1. Satisfactorily complete all required coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. 
  2. Satisfactorily complete all required coursework and practicum experiences with a "B-" or higher, or "Pass" (on a "Pass/Fail" Grading Scale). 
  3. Successfully complete, at minimum, at total of 1000 post-bachelor’s practicum/residency hours. At least 600 of those residency hours must be successfully completed in the D.N.P. program.
  4. Receive a favorable recommendation for doctoral degree conferral from the Academic Review Committee and the College of Health Sciences (CHS) Student Promotion and Graduation Committee.
  5. Receive a favorable recommendation for a doctoral degree conferral from the University Faculty Senate. 
  6. Settle all financial accounts with the institution.
  7. Complete all graduation clearance requirements as instructed by the Office of the Registrar.