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WSU COLLEGE OF NURSING | GRADUATE PROGRAMS

DNP Admission Requirements

Education

  • Post-baccalaureate DNP applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • Post-master’s DNP applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or another field AND:
    • A master’s degree in nursing from a program accredited by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission OR
    • A graduate nurse anesthesia degree from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists OR
    • A graduate nurse-midwifery degree from a program accredited by the American College of Nurse Midwives Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in a bachelor’s, and if applicable, master’s program
  • Written goal statement congruent with program’s philosophy and focus
  • Official transcripts from all previous college work

Practice/Professional

  • 1 year of full-time nursing practice preferred
  • Curriculum vitae or résumé
  • Students must hold a current, unencumbered RN license in each state or United States territory where practice or clinical experiences occur.

International students are eligible to apply if they are eligible to obtain a current, unencumbered RN license in each state or United States territory where practice or clinical experiences occur. International applicants must meet general Graduate School international applicant requirements.

References/Interviews

  • 3 letters of reference
  • Written interview
  • A telephone or in-person interview may be required in addition to the written interview

Additional Admission Requirements

For a complete list of nursing requirements for newly admitted students, visit our Admitted Students section.