DNP Admission Requirements


Registered nurses (RNs) who hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree are admitted directly into the DNP program upon satisfactory fulfillment of the following requirements. 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in nursing
  • An interview with the faculty by phone or in person to discuss career goals
  • A Completed Application that includes the following:
    • Statement about practice/research issues of interest (for your scholarly project)
    • Three recommendations
    • Resume or CV
    • Official transcripts

Admission requirements for those on the Graduate Entry and Post-Licensure paths are different.

Application Deadlines

  • June 1 for Fall semester
  • October 1 for Spring semester
  • March 1 for Summer semester

Applications for the Post-Master's DNP Program are reviewed year-round.

For More Information or For Assistance in Applying, contact the Office of Student Services at 216.368.2529 or email