NOTE: Prior to any clinical internship, a criminal background check must be completed.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice Application Prerequisites:

  • Meet all the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Successful completion of a college-level course in statistics.  Inferential statistics content is recommended.  The student must have earned at least two semester credits from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution and these credits may have been taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Have earned a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • M.S. with Nursing focus from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Advanced Practice Nurse degree.
  • TOEFL examination score report is required of all international applicants and all applicants whose primary language is not English.  A minimum score of 84 on the internet-based test or 26 on the speaking test is required. 

Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice Application Requirements:

  • Submit an online application.
  • Submit a resume.  
  • Submit official transcripts (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluations (international schools) showing earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from regionally accredited institutions.  
  • Submit two references (one professional and one supervisor).  
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose regarding professional goals.
  • Provide proof of health insurance.
  • Provide proof of RN License in the state where the clinical will take place.
  • Provide proof of APRN License in the state where the clinical will take place (if applicable).
  • APRN Certification (if applicable).
  • Interview with Program Faculty.

Nurse-Midwifery, M.S.

The M.S. degree program in Nurse-Midwifery will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate degree and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all graduate schools attended. Applicants must also submit an official transcript or NACES or AICE evaluation from any school that shows completion of any nursing program coursework or required program prerequisites.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution. Registered nurses with non-nursing baccalaureate or higher degrees who apply will be considered on an individual basis, and additional prerequisite course requirements apply as well as an earlier application deadline.
  • Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on the highest degree completed.
  • Have successfully completed a college level prerequisite course in statistics. Inferential statistics content is recommended. The course must have earned at least two semester credits from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution and may have been taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • TOEFL examination score report is required of all international applicants and all applicants whose primary language is not English. A minimum score of 84 on the internet-based test or 26 on the speaking test is required.
  • Submit one professional and one supervisor Admission Reference.
  • Submit a Miller Analogies Test score report with a minimum score of 400 (taken within the last three years) or a GRE score report (taken within the last three years); GRE score benchmarks are 149, 149, and 3.6.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Submit a copy of current registered nurse license. Must be licensed in the state in which practicum experiences will occur.
  • Submit a resume that includes prior education and work experience.  Required- one year clinical experience; Labor and Delivery or Women’s Health suggested.
  • Interview with program faculty or enrollment counselor.
  • After admission into the program students will be required to submit:
    • Completed Nursing Student Immunization Record.
    • Documentation of a 2-step Mantoux and a current negative Mantoux/chest X-ray.
    • Copy of current CPR certification.

Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.