Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
DNP Admission Requirements
The University of Arizona College of Nursing is committed to creating an academically challenging and supportive educational community of students with diverse talents, experiences, viewpoints, and cultural backgrounds. Faculty members of the College are interested in receiving applications from highly motivated students who aspire to the highest level of advanced nursing practice and knowledge development in acute and primary care settings. Applications are particularly encouraged from students who intend to focus their practice and scholarship on improving the healthcare of populations within their specialty.
Selection is based on an evaluation of academic background, research and practice interests, and availability of suitable faculty expertise for mentorship. Admission requirements include the following:
- BSN cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (BSN to DNP pathway)
- MS Degree in Nursing cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above (MS to DNP Pathway only)
- Advanced practice national certification for MS-DNP pathway (for current Nurse Practitioners only)
- Unrestricted RN Licensure in the U.S.
- Completed College of Nursing online application including statements related to professional goals and practice interests as well as a summary of educational and employment experiences
- Completed online University of Arizona Graduate College application
- Submit copies of all post-secondary electronically via
the Graduate College application. Instructions are provided. Official
copies may be required once an offer of admission is made.
- Computer literacy
Applicants may submit other credentials which they believe reflect their abilities. A telephone interview is required for top post-master’s applicants. Interviews are not required for BSN-DNP applicants.
Once admitted to the DNP you must submit an Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card. ARS § 15-1881 is a condition of final acceptance. Complete information about the statue can be found at the following web sites:
- Submit the Graduate College application by the international deadline date.
- Submit a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 paper based (PB), 79 internet based (iBT), or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6).
- Submit CGFNS documentation for nursing degrees earned outside of the U.S.A.
The DNP application deadline is December 15th. Notifications of admission occurs mid-March.
For more information contact:
Office of Student Affairs
College of Nursing, Room 112
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Phone: 520-626-3808 or 1-800-288-6158