University of Southern Indiana

Doctor of Nursing Practice - BSN to DNP Admission

We are accepting applications for the Fall 2021 start date.  

The Graduate Nursing online programs are limited to working with certain states in the U.S. only. Moving into a state not recognized by the graduate nursing program will lead to inability to continue in graduate nursing coursework. The exception to this is active military status. Click here to see your availability.

If you started the application process prior to February 16, 2021 please click here for application directions. 

Applicants are required to meet the following criteria for consideration.
  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a nationally-accredited nursing program and a regionally-accredited college or university earned prior to applying to the BSN to DNP program.
  • ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE a minimum cumulative baccalaureate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.  GPAs are reviewed based upon the total BSN GPA.  This includes transfer courses in RN Completion programs.
  • Satisfactory completion of a course in undergraduate statistics (grade C or better) at the time of application.
  • An unencumbered US RN license in all states of practice.
  • Complete application file.
  • Non-native speakers of English must meet English proficiency requirements as established by the USI Center for International Programs.
How to Apply
  1. Submit an online applicationa $40 application fee, and three references with contact information.
  2. Upload a current professional resume or curriculum vitae to your application account.
  3. Complete the DNP Project Form that is part of your application account.
  4. Submit official transcripts to Graduate Studies.
    • Official electronic transcripts are preferred and can be emailed from the previous institution to
    • Mailed transcripts can be sent to this address:
      Graduate Studies
      University of Southern Indiana
      8600 University Blvd.
      Evansville, IN 47712
  5. International applicants may be required to submit additional information.

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