BSN to DNP Program


Admission Criteria

  • BSN degree from an approved, accredited school
  • Current California RN licensure
  • One year of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse (Applicants to the Dual Pediatric/Family or Dual Adult-Gerontology/Family programs require clinical experience in pediatrics or adult/geriatrics, respectively)
  • Basic computer literacy
  • 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 (See application instructions)
  • Example of scholarly writing (thesis, article or paper written within the last five years)
  • Resume/CV
  • Interview (only qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an 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.

Contact Information

Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4548