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Admission Requirements for BSN to DNP

  • BSN degree or equivalent from an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited school of nursing
  • Have a minimum GPA of  3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in one of the 50 states in the US

Admission Requirements for MSN to DNP

  • MSN degree or equivalent from an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited school of nursing
    • Have a master’s degree in nursing leadership/administration/executive or a clinical specialization to prepare graduates as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), (Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist)
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in one of the 50 states in the US

Online Application

Applicants complete an online application through the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS) at:  http://nursingcas.org

Supplemental materials will be completed by the applicant and sent directly to the College of Nursing.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents are received by the published deadlines. Applications and supplemental materials received by the published deadlines will be given full consideration.

Admission Deadlines

DNP students are admitted once annually.

DNP Program Application Opens Application Due Program Start
MSN to DNP October 1 January 151 May
BSN to DNP October 1 January 151 August
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January 15

  • Online application deadline, this includes receipt by NursingCAS of all transcripts and letters of reference 
  • Supplemental materials must be received by College of Nursing