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Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Admission

Admission Requirements (D.N.P.)

To be considered for admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program, applicants must submit the following documented evidence:

  1. Completion of a Master’s degree in nursing, granted by a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
  2. Current and unencumbered licensure to practice as a registered nurse in at least one legal jurisdiction in the United States and its territories.
  3. Documentation of current clinical, educational, or administrative practice related to nursing that can serve to facilitate successful completion of an advanced nursing degree.
  4. Certification by the applicant that there are no pending or reasonably anticipated investigations of his/her registered nursing or advanced practice licensure*.
  5. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  6. Successful completion of a graduate level statistics course.
  7. Oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with faculty, patients, and colleagues.
  8. Successful completion of the program application on Midwestern University’s website.
  9. Successful completion of Midwestern University’s Criminal Background Check.
  10. Commitment to abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
  11. Successful completion of all physical examination and inoculation requirements prior to matriculation.
  12. Certification of Basic Life Support (BLS) and AED Training for Health Care Providers prior to matriculation.

*Admissions to the D.N.P./Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track also requires students to hold a current and unencumbered advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) certificate issued by their respective State Board of Nursing, and a current and unencumbered national Board certification as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) issued by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).


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