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Admission Criteria (all programs)

  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or higher (preferred) 
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Personal Statement
  • Required course prerequisites
  • All transcripts sent directly to NursingCAS via the application
  • Qualified applicants will interview with faculty
  • GRE's are not required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) results are needed for those applicants whose language of instruction was not English. 
    • Scores above 250 on the computer test or 600 on the paper test or 100 on the internet-based test is recommended.


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  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
    • Each accepted student must provide an active two-year Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Certification for Healthcare Providers. We require this hands-on course to be taken through either the American Heart Association OR the American Red Cross. BLS certifications that are submitted from any other entity will not be approved.
    • A BLS Provider course trains healthcare providers to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED.

Personal Information Section of NursingCAS

You Must Enter:  

  • Release Statement
  • Biographic Information
  • Contact Information
  • Citizenship Information
  • Other

Optional Information:

  • Family (not needed)
  • Race & Ethnicity

Academic History Section of Nursing CAS Transcript/Prerequisite

Enter the following information:  

  • Name of High School attended (you do not need transcripts).
  • List all Colleges that you have attended, even if you only took one course at that College or University.
  • All Official Transcripts must be electronically sent or mailed from the issuing institution’s registrar’s office as outlined in the application, include transcripts for all transfer credits.
  • Transcript submission instructions can be found in the transcript section in NursingCAS.

Only enter Prerequisite information in the Transcript Entry section of NursingCAS

Supporting Information Section of Nursing CAS

You are not required to enter data in this section of NursingCAS:

  • Achievements- Optional
  • Experiences - not needed be sure to check off not adding any experience            
  • Licensure/Certificates not needed be sure to check off not adding any experience

Program Materials Section of Nursing CAS, CV/Resume, Personal Statement, Letters of Recommendations

Upload CV/Resume Personal Statement

Personal Statement

a.) Your reasons, personal and/or professional, as a currently practicing certified APRN or nurse administrator for pursuing a program of study to obtain a DNP degree. (This response should be 500 words)

b.) Your career plans as an advanced practice nurse with a DNP after graduation and in the future. (This response should be 500 words)


  • 2 Professional References
    • 1 from recent supervisor who can evaluate APN Advanced Practice Nurse or nurse administrator employment experience
    • 1 from a master’s or Doctoral prepared nurse who can speak to your potential for academic success and can evaluate your leadership potential as an APN or nurse administrator with a DNP