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Admission Requirements - Doctor of Nursing Practice: Executive Leadership or Advanced Practice

  1. Completed application.
  2. Master's degree in nursing or related field (e.g. MBA, MPA, MHA) from a nationally accredited program.
  3. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate coursework.
  4. Registered professional nurse license.
  5. Advanced practice registered nurse licensure (APN) if applicable.
  6. Successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate-level statistics course and a graduate-level nursing research course. 
  7. A notarized copy of the photo page of a government-issued identification such as passport or driver’s license.
  8. Two letters of recommendation.
  9. Curriculum vitae or resume.
  10. Written statement and essay.
  11. Personal interview.
  12. Requirements specific to the program track.

DNP Advanced Practice Program Track Admission Requirements:

  1. Master of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited program.
  2. National certification in a specialty.
  3. Current professional practice in the Advanced Practice role.

DNP Executive Leadership Program Track Admission Requirements:

  1. A Master’s degree in nursing or related field (i.e., MBA, MPA, MHA).
  2. Portfolio assessment (May indicate need for additional coursework and/or additional hours).

Visit the graduate catalog for additional admissions criteria.

For International Students

  1. A minimum score of 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 550 on the paper-based TOEFL is required of graduates of non-English speaking countries.
  2. International academic credentials are reviewed by an international accrediting agency (World Education Services) on an individual basis.