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Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, you must:

  • Hold a completed master's degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), or the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.
  • Graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and a grade of not less than 'B-' in every nursing course. Applicants who do not meet these requirements should write a letter to the admission committee with rationale for an exception to the requirement. Admission would be on a provisional basis.
  • A post-secondary statistics course completed within the past five years with a grade of ‘C’ or better, inclusive of inferential and descriptive statistics. View a list (pdf) » of local colleges and universities that offer equivalent statistics courses.
  • Two years of recent clinical practice in nursing.
  • Currently hold an advanced nursing position(s), such as clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, nurse executive, nurse informatician or nurse educator.

The admission decision is made by the Graduate Programs Interview Committee, which evaluates the applicant’s background, qualifications and readiness for admission. Meeting admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.