Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (BSN to DNP) Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
  • RN License: Current unrestricted registered nurse (RN) license in the state in which practice will occur.
  • GPA: Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A GPA as low as 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis with acceptable GRE or MAT score.
  • Include on Resume:
    • Include successful completion of academic credits in undergraduate community health, health and physical assessment, nursing research, and statistics.
    • Include the 600 hours of Registered Nurse work experience prior to beginning any clinical courses in the BSN to DNP program.
  • Recommendations: Three professional references.
  • Resume: One-page clinical work-history resume.
  • Video URL: Creation of a professional video to respond to prompted interview questions related to self-appraisal, life experience, nursing experience, leadership style, communication skills, community involvement, research experience, ability to overcome adversity, and/or healthcare affiliations. Review video instructions here.
    • FNP concentration admission questions for video: limit of three (3) minutes. Video will not be reviewed past the time limit.
    • Please share your professional experience which has influenced your interest in becoming a doctorally-prepared Family Nurse Practitioner.
    • Please describe any personal attributes or life experiences that you think have prepared you most to become a doctorally-prepared Family Nurse Practitioner who will care for a diverse population of patients.
    • Obtaining a doctoral degree requires persistence and the ability to stay focused on the end result. Share with us a long-term goal that you had, the steps/process you took to obtain that goal, and how you overcame any obstacles that you encountered. This goal could be academic, personal, or extracurricular in nature.
    • Optional: If there is anything else pertinent that you would like the admissions committee to know, please share it at the end of your video, after the required questions have been answered.
  • International applicants: Must present evidence of professional standing in their home countries. This requirement excludes U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents.
  • Differential tuition: Differential tuition applies to this program. View a complete listing of current tuition/fees here.