Admission Requirements

The application deadline for the Fall Term is June 30.

Our Mission

The Department of Nursing and Public Health prepares nurses for professional practice and leadership to meet the needs of a diverse society.

Admission Materials Checklist

The following admission requirements are based on students entering with a minimum of 250 MSN clinical hours:

  1. Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.
  3. Active license and employment as a registered nurse.
  4. Recommendations from three people who can attest to the applicant’s professional nursing performance in both formal and informal leadership.
  5. Current resume documenting work history including levels of responsibility, areas of professional growth, and prior professional educational experiences.
  6. Interview with Graduate Program Director or designee.
  7. Submission of a written statement including the following:
    • Identification of a relevant problem/issue that aligns with the Department of Nursing’s mission to meet the needs of a diverse society
    • Describe the evidence-based and interprofessional change that the problem/issue involves
    • Describe what level the change impacts (system, organization, regional or national level)
    • Identification of potential preceptor/facilitator
  8. Official documentation of practice hours completed in MSN/M.S. courses.

Students graduating from our MSN or MENP programs qualify for an Accelerated Priority Admission to the DNP program.

Apply to the Program Today

Ready to begin? Start your application to the DNP program. Connect with our admission team if you have questions about the process.


Becky Hulett, DNP, R.N., CNL

Program Director, M.S. in Nursing; Program Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice; Associate Professor, Nursing and Public Health
Department of Nursing and Public Health

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