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DNP Program

Welcome to the Doctorate Degree in Nursing Practice with a specialty in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioning (DNP AGPCNP) here at the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine. This program is a 3.5-year evening program. It consists of 78 credit hours distributed over 7 semesters for full-time students and 9 semesters for part-time students. The program offers 23 courses, 12 of which are offered in a synchronous distance education modality. The maximum allowable time to complete the degree is 5.5 years for full-time and 6.5 years for part-time students. The students will develop skills to be Primary Care Providers for the Adult Gerontology Population, focusing on the diagnosis, establishment of the treatment plan, pharmacology and non-pharmacology prescription. The program is focused on prevention, promotion, and maintenance of good health.

The mission of the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine is to educate a culturally and linguistically diverse generation of physicians and other health professionals. The school’s special interest is centered on community health, conducting research on translational community medicine, and or graduating physicians who are responsive to the health needs of underserved and medically vulnerable populations. The Admissions Committee uses a holistic admissions process to ensure the applicant pool and student body is broadly diverse to enable the School to achieve its mission, vision, and goals. The Committee looks for applicants who demonstrate not just high academic achievements, but also motivation, empathy, good communication skills in both Spanish and English, cultural competence, problem-solving skills, critical thinking, integrity, resiliency, compassion and altruism. All candidates must meet the technical standards for admission. If this describes you, we encourage you to apply.

The application will be reviewed using a holistic approach. The assessment will include academic preparedness and formative experiences of the doctoral candidate’s professional background, education and life.

In keeping with official policies, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation and veteran, marital or parental status. If a candidate is accepted at SJBSM and has a disability that requires reasonable accommodation must present a written request to the Deanship of Students Affairs Office.