Fall Application Deadline: Rolling
Fall Priority Deadline: Mar. 1
Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Early submission of applications is strongly encouraged.
International students are not eligible to study in this program due to its partially online program format.
Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission:
- Online application
- $50 application fee (waived for attending an information session or campus visit)
- Personal statement: Choose one of the below questions/statements and answer in 200 words or less. Please login to your online application to upload your completed essay.
- Why is the IOM Future of Nursing Report (October, 2010) important to the DNP prepared APRN?
- How do you see yourself, as a DNP prepared APRN, bringing about a systems or policy change to lead an interdisciplinary team within your organization?
- Do you think that requiring a DNP degree will further increase the primary care provider shortage in the United States?
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Personal resume detailing professional work experience to include relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
- APRN License **
- National Nurse Practitioner Certificate **
- Evidence of clear ten panel drug screen. View instructions and suggested laboratories.
- Background check preformed by castlebranch.com (free of any criminal arrest history). View background check instructions. Please note the background check may take up to three weeks to process.
- Documentation of current immunizations (including MMR, TDAP, PPD, polio, varicella/chicken pox, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B) (Only required if admitted)
- Official college or university transcripts from all institutions attended showing proof of an MSN degree *
* Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.
** For current Westminster Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN:FNP) program students, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program can conditionally review a student's application before their completion of their APRN License and National Nurse Practitioner Certificate. If accepted into the program, you will need to provide your APRN License and National Nurse Practitioner Certificate before the semester begins.