Application Requirements

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Application Type Application for Graduate Study
Fee(s) $50 Application fee.
Degree Requirement(s) BSN and/or MSN from an accredited nursing program.
Transcripts Two official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.
Licensure A valid, unrestricted RN license in state of residence and/or practice.
Entrance Exam GRE or MAT (*waived for MSN-DNP applicants)
Letters of Recommendation Three letters of recommendation are required from individuals with doctorates in nursing (DNP or PhD). For BSN-DNP applicants at least one recommendation must be from a faculty member from the applicant’s BSN program. Individuals who provide letters of recommendation should be knowledgeable of the applicant’s professional, intellectual and academic abilities.
Personal Statement Statements of professional goals and project area of interest.
Writing Sample A two-page position paper on a current social or health issue. The Writing Sample must be written in APA style.
Current Vitae or Resume Current vitae or resume including education, work experience and professional development, professional and/or community activities, research, presentations, and publications.
TOEFL Official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), for applicants whose native language is not English. See section on “International Admissions” for more information.
Certificate of Immunizations A Certificate of Immunization.



February 1st – Deadline


Application Portal

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Application Process

The DNP Committee only reviews completed applications (ALL admissions materials must be received by the selected deadline – February 1st).

Upon receipt of a completed application, applicants will be contacted for an interview with DNP Program Faculty.   Interviews may be conducted in person or via telephone or webcam. Applicants are responsible to cover all associated travel, parking and/or connection expenses for the interview.

After the interview, the applicant’s entire application will be reviewed and an admission decision will be made. Applicants will be notified via US-mail of the Committee’s decision.