Students must be continuously enrolled in the DNP program, not including summer session. A formal Leave of Absence (LOA) petition to the Graduate Studies Committee is required of any student who wishes to deviate from their assigned plan of study and take a semester off prior to the DNP professional examination. A copy of the LOA form may be found online.
Once the DNP professional examination has been completed students are considered to be in “Post-Candidacy.” Students must remain continuously enrolled until graduation, with the exception of summer session.
Additional regulations regarding non-enrollment, Leave of Absence as a post-candidacy student, and time limits are also found in this section of the Graduate School Handbook. Students are required to be familiar with these policies.