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DNP Admission Requirements

For Post-MSN and Post-BSN applicants:

  • official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate study
  • three recent references, at least one academic – the remaining professional
  • essay (not more than 1,000 words) outlining career goals, educational goals and objectives, and area of interest in pursuing the Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • copy of current RN license, CRNP license (if applicable) and specialty certification (if applicable)
  • copy of current CPR certification (American Heart Association or American Red Cross)
  • copy of curriculum vitae
  • completed application
  • after applications are received and reviewed, selected applicants will be invited to interview with School of Nursing faculty for final selection

Additional requirements, depending on the track

For Post-MSN applicants:

  • cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in a program resulting in the award of master’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university. Note: For GPA of less than 3.2, submit official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing)
  • letter from MSN college or university verifying the number of clinical hours completed

For Post-BSN applicants:

  • cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in a program resulting in the award of a baccalaureate degree (non-nursing) from an accredited college or university
  • cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in an accelerated program resulting in the award of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university. Note: For GPA of less than 3.2, submit official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing)

International students, please note:

  • International students who are in the U.S. in F or J status are restricted to taking one online course per term per federal regulations.
  • International students in F or J status may not enroll as part-time students.

The RN-BSN, RN-BSN/MSN, APW for RNs, MSN and DNP are online programs. As such, they are not available to international students due to federal regulations.

For more information and resources for international students, please go to the Office of International Affairs website.

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