MSN to DNP Program

Admission Criteria

  • Master’s degree in Nursing with an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Specialty
  • Certification as an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • Unrestricted, active California RN license
  • GPA of 3.5 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 elucidate a specific clinical practice focus and evidence-based clinical issue or problem
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Three professional recommendations (See application instructions)
  • Writing Sample (see 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 priority application deadline is March 1 for fall admission. All materials must be received by the priority deadline to receive priority consideration.

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