How to Apply

A new cohort of DNP students begin each August. 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. 

Please check back with us as the Fall 2022 application will open soon. 


  • Completed online 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 the application:
  • Proof of current and unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse
  • If applicable, documentation of current certification as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)
  • Obtain unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended and upload into application software system.If you have already mailed your transcript to Academic Nursing, please email for further instruction.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of reference that highlight the applicant’s personal character, professional accomplishments, leadership, and academic ability

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.