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DNP APRN

Post-Baccalaureate Entry

Please click here for more information on our Post-B to DNP program. 

Post-Master's Entry

Please click here for more information on our Post-M to DNP program and here for more information on our Post-M Certificate program. 

International Applicants
MUSC’s College of Nursing degree programs are unable to admit international students requiring an F-1 visa. Applications will only be accepted from U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or those holding other valid nonimmigrant visa classifications that allow participation in lawful study while in the United States.

Professional Licensure
The Board of Nursing for each state dictates licensure requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. MUSC College of Nursing applicants and students should familiarize themselves with the requirements for the state(s) in which they intend to practice using the link to APRN Licensure. The MUSC College of Nursing DNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). DNP graduates are eligible to sit for national certification (ANCC, AANP, PNCB) in their specified track (A/GNP, FNP, PMHNP, PNP). Passing these exams meet the requirements for professional licensure in South Carolina but other states may have additional requirements.

Out-of-state Clinical Experiences
Out-of-state applicants and students are responsible for contacting their State Board of Nursing to determine any requirements that are needed in order to complete clinical rotations as a distance student. The NCSBN provides a quick search of Prelicensure Distance Education Requirements per state. Students should notify their Program Director upon entry if there are requirements that our school must complete for Board of Nursing approval.

MUSC accepts applications to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program from student who live in all states except the following: Louisiana, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington. 

Map with Washington, Arizona and Louisiana marked off.