There are two entry options for the Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Practice Program.
Program for individuals with a bachelor's degree in nursing and a current Registered Nurse license.
Program for individuals with an advanced practice master's degree in nursing and a current Registered Nurse license.
The admission requirements of the DNP program in Nursing are consistent with those requirements specified by the Graduate School of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition, students must also meet the following requirements for the College of Nursing:
An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus the following College of Nursing requirements to be considered for admission to the doctoral program in Nursing:
A bachelor's degree in Nursing from a professionally accredited program, with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) for the post baccalaureate DNP option.
A master's degree in Nursing with an advanced practice focus from a professionally accredited program, with a minimum grade point average of 3.2 (4.0 scale) for the post master's DNP option.
Completion with a grade of B or higher of an upper-level undergraduate course in statistics.
Current registration as a professional nurse.
Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within the last five years.
Three (3) letters of recommendation for graduate study in nursing, two (2) of which are from persons most knowledgeable about the applicant's recent academic and work experiences.
Completion of an autobiographical sketch.
Personal interview with a faculty member may be requested.
These data are used by the Admissions Subcommittee as indicators of academic potential.
The student is expected to satisfy deficiency requirements within three enrolled semesters. The deficiencies are monitored by the Graduate School and the individual graduate program unit. No course credits earned in making up deficiencies may be counted as program credits required for the degree.
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