Post APRN Concentration (MSN to DNP) Admission Requirements

  • Master’s degree in nursing or post-master’s certificate from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), or the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).
  • RN License: Current unrestricted registered nurse (RN) license in the state in which practice will occur.
  • APRN: Advanced Practice RNs (APRN) must have current national certification and be licensed and approved to practice as an APRN in their state of residence and currently employed in an advanced practice role.
  • GPA: 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher on all previous graduate coursework as documented by official transcripts with evidence of completion of graduate level pathophysiology, pharmacology, and advanced physical assessment courses from a regionally accredited school.
  • Essay: Maximum 600 words. Written essay addressing your advanced practice expertise, career goals, how earning the DNP will promote these goals, and description of DNP project topic area.
  • Recommendations: Three professional letters of recommendation to substantiate practice and leadership capabilities are required.
  • Resume: One-page clinical work-history resume.
  • Interview: Interview with the School of Nursing faculty may be required to determine congruence between student practice interests, career goals and faculty expertise.
  • 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.