Doctor of Nursing Practice Admission Requirements for BSN to DNP Program

Admission requirements for the BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

  1. Graduation from a baccalaureate nursing program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), National League for Nursing (NLN) Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA), or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  International students should contact the Admissions Office directly.
  2. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.  Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 to 3.19 on a 4.0 scale in the upper division undergraduate nursing courses may be conditionally accepted. Conditionally accepted students maintaining a 3.0 or higher GPA during one semester of fulltime course work will have the conditional status removed.
  3. A current unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Georgia.
  4. One year of practice as a registered professional nurse.
  5. An introductory cover letter describing professional goals and reason for seeking graduate education.
  6. Three professional references from individuals who can address the applicant's ability to successfully complete graduate study.  References must be from masters or higher prepared nurses.  Two references should be from the applicant's BSN faculty.
  7. International applicants, whose prior basic education was completed in another country, have additional requirements; click here