Admission Requirements

Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Earned master's in nursing in an advanced nursing practice specialty from a nationally accredited CCNE, ACEN, or NLNAC program
  • Completed application
  • Current National Certification as an advanced practice nurse (FNP, AGPCNP, AGACNP, ANP, PNP, GNP, ACNP, PMHNP, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Anesthetist, or CNS)
  • Current unencumbered licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in the state in which practice will occur
  • GPA 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume or CV
  • Successful completion of Prerequisite Graduate research methods/statistics course minimum grade of 3.0
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Two letters of reference: One pertaining to academic ability and professional competence and a second letter referring to leadership potential
  • DNP Personal Statement Essay
  • Zoom interview will be a part of the admission process
  • Students are required to complete 1,000 clinical hours as part of DNP degree completion. A maximum of 500 hours of preceptor-supervised direct care clinical hours earned from a previous Master's in Nursing (MSN) degree may be applied to this requirement with the program administrator or dean's approval.