How to Apply

We are now admitting master’s-prepared RNs (clinicians, nurse practitioners, nurse administrators, educators, CRNAs, nurse midwives and CNSs) for a start date of August 2019. The part-time program is 30 credits, primarily online with 4 on-site 3-day sessions, spanning over 24 months.

Submitting an Application

Applicants must submit a complete application, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale in a master's program, payment of the $100 application fee and include the following documents below. 


  • Completed online admissions application
  • Payment of the $100 application fee 
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale in a master’s program
Items to be uploaded into application:
  • Proof of current and unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse
  • If applicable, documentation of current certification as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Statement of interest video no longer than three minutes in length
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of reference that highlight the applicant’s personal character, professional accomplishments, leadership, and academic ability

All post-secondary transcripts should be mailed directly to:

Department of Academic Nursing Wake Forest School of Medicine
525 Vine Street
Suite 230
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Note: Please complete the application accurately, in its entirety. All information provided must be true.  Evidence of false, deceptive or misleading information at any time will result in dismissal or rejection from the DNP program without refund of tuition or fees. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure all documents have been received.

Due to SARA regulations we are unable to accept students from the state of California.