BSN to DNP Program

Admission Criteria

  • BSN or MSN degree from an approved, accredited school
  • Unrestricted, active California RN license
  • One year of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Basic statistics course
  • Basic nutrition course
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of the university application for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program
  • Goal statement in the application will require the applicant to demonstrate an understanding of the APRN role for which they are applying and elucidate a specific clinical practice focus and evidence-based clinical issue or problem they plan to address in their DNP Scholarly Practice
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Three professional recommendations (application instructions)
  • Writing Sample (application instructions)
  • Resume/CV
  • Interview (qualified applicants will be contacted to interview based on initial review of their application)
  • Evidence of specified immunizations and screening tests, a report of recent physical examination, and BLS certification if admitted into the program
  • International applicants must meet additional requirements for admission

The application deadline is March 1. All materials must be received by this date to receive priority consideration.