University of Southern Indiana

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Post MSN 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.

  1. Completed master's degree in nursing from a nationally-accredited nursing program and a regionally-accredited college or university.
  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. Complete application file.
  5. Non-native speakers of English must meet English proficiency requirements as established by the USI Center for International Programs.
  6. Faculty may request an interview with an applicant.

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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