Do I need to take the GRE?
No. The GRE is not required.
Do I need board certifications (CCRN, RN-BC, CEN)?
CCRN is not required but preferred. We take into consideration all additional education and certifications.
What is the typical schedule?
The schedule will vary according to semester [refer to NA course (years 1,2, and 3)]. Once in clinical practicum schedule is based on clinical placement.
Can I work and attend school?
The program is full-time for 36 consecutive months. The time commitment is extensive, especially during clinical practicum. This may preclude outside employment.
Is this an online/distance program?
No. Admitted nurses will attend in person classes for the first four semesters. Spring of the second year begins intense clinical practicum which may be at a distance. This is a hybrid program. Core DNP nursing courses are online and asynchronous using a learning management system. Anesthesia specific didactic courses are in person as are courses utilizing the Human Patient Simulation lab. In person didactic and simulation courses are in the Oxley College of Health Sciences building in downtown Tulsa.
What are the clinical sites?
Clinical sites are in the Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and many other Oklahoma locations. Out of state clinical sites are in Texas and Missouri. The student is responsible for all travel and lodging expenses for clinical practicum sites.
Are pediatric or neonatal ICU experiences acceptable?
Yes. There is no preference for the type of ICU experience. The acuity of the ICU and any leadership roles within the unit/organization are taken into consideration.
Is graduate coursework required?
No. However, admission is extremely competitive and graduate level science coursework strengthens the application.