The deadline for application to the Post-Master’s DNP program is March 1.
Candidates applying to the Post-master's DNP track should ensure that all requirements and materials are received in order to be reviewed by the admission committee. (Please note: The GRE is not required.)
Once an application is complete and all supporting documentation has been received, the application is reviewed by the DNP Admission Committee on a rolling basis, and the candidate will be notified of the admission decision.
All accepted applicants must submit a $1,000 non-refundable seat fee which will be applied to the graduation fee upon completion of the program.
- Completed Online Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Application Fee
The application requires a $70 non-refundable fee. Please note, prospective students who attend an admission event receive an application fee waiver code.
- Letter of Recommendation from Three Professional Contacts
Letter of Recommendation forms should be submitted on your behalf from three professional contacts who are able to speak to your potential as a nurse scholar. A recommendation from a doctorally prepared nurse as one of the three references is strongly recommended.
- Interview with the Director of the Post-Master’s DNP Track
A telephone interview is required and will be scheduled once the application is submitted.
The essay consists of two parts:
(1) A personal reflection should be submitted that addresses the following: rationale for selecting this particular doctoral program; description of your role aspirations; and what you expect to derive from doctoral study.
(2) Identify a healthcare issue that could be the basis for your DNP project. Discuss how addressing the healthcare issue will improve patient outcomes at your clinical facility.
- Official Transcripts from All Previous Institutions of Higher Education
Send official transcripts from each previously attended college and school to Doctoral Programs Assistant Director, Sandi Schultz at email@example.com.
- Copy of Advanced Practice License (for APRNs)
- Copy of National Certification for APRNs and Nurse Executives
- OPTIONAL: Evidence of Scholarly Writing
This could be a publication, grant, thesis, report, term paper or equivalent.
All applicants to the Post-Master’s DNP Track:
- Must hold current and unrestricted licensure in nursing in a jurisdiction of the United States
- Are required to have a national certification in their advanced practice specialty
- Should have taken a college level nursing research course and received a grade of 3.0 or higher
- Must currently be employed and working a minimum of part-time in their field