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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need health insurance?

Students are highly encouraged to have health insurance coverage which provides for their hospital and medical care. 

If a student does not have any healthcare insurance coverage, the student is responsible for all expenses related to required vaccinations and physical exams. Students will be responsible for all expenses related to providing documentation from a healthcare provider if class or clinical is missed due to illness. If a student has a medical issue and is seen at the Emergency department during clinical, the student is solely responsible for the out of pocket expenses related to any care provided.

What is the course sequencing for the program?

DNP course sequences

How long does it take to complete the program?

The program can be done full-time or part-time. The length of the program depends on your status as full or part-time, but must be completed in eight years.

How long can I take to complete the program?

The DNP program must be completed in eight years.

How are clinical experiences arranged?

Faculty members will assist students with this process and must approve all preceptors and clinical sites; however, it is the responsibility of the student to identify and secure clinical sites and preceptors. Students must ensure that the Radford University School of Nursing has a clinical contract with the agency/site.

How much does the Radford University program cost?

The cost of the program depends on your status as an out-of state or in-state student, as well as your status as full-time or part-time. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any specific questions about tuition. Visit the Student Accounts website for more information about tuition and fees.

What funding is available for this program?

The College of Gradute Studies and Research offers one $1,000 scholarship per year for full-time students and one $500 scholarship per year for part-time students. Additionally, graduate teaching assistantships and fellowships are available to full-time students.