Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Doctor of Nursing Practice


Application Deadline:

June 1

Non-degree status not available

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Master’s degree with a major in nursing (advanced clinical practice or nursing administration/management) from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.3 (on 4.0 scale) on prior graduate-level course work.
  • Courses in both statistics and research at the graduate level.
  • Current unencumbered New Jersey registered nurse license to practice professional nursing.
  • Work experience as a registered nurse for a minimum of one year.
  • Advanced practice nurses (NP or CNS) must submit a copy of their current national advanced practice certification. Administration/management master’s prepared nurses may submit national advanced certification if obtained.
  • Verification of the number of supervised clinical hours in the MSN program.
  • Three letters of recommendation that attest to applicant’s academic qualifications.
  • Essay discussing professional goals focusing on recent experience, how the DNP will enhance the applicant's professional development, and career goals upon completion of the program.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume.
  • All applicants being considered for admission may be interviewed.