University of Southern Indiana

Doctor of Nursing Practice Admission


Applicants are required to meet the following criteria for consideration:

  1. Completed master's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing
  2. Earned graduate program GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
  3. Satisfactorily completed a course in graduate research (grade of B or better)
  4. Submission of an unencumbered RN license
  5. Submission of a resume/curriculum vitae
  6. Submission of three professional references—a minimum of one reference should be from faculty in your graduate program
  7. Submission of a 1-2 page narrative describing your practice experience and your professional goals,—include the area of nursing practice you will focus on in the program
  8. Complete the Capstone Project Information Form. Describe a practice related issue that will serve as the focus of your capstone project; include the significance and impact of the project to nursing and health care.

Faculty may request an interview with an applicant once all the admission criteria listed above have been met.

How to Apply

Applicants seeking admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program must complete two applications:

One cannot be considered until both applications are deemed complete. Please note that admission is competitive.

Application deadline is January 15 for the following fall. Admission is once a year.

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