Graduate Programs


DNP Admissions

Admission to the Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON) DNP program requires approval by the faculty and is based on the applicant's qualifications as evidenced by grade point average, certification, statement of professional aspirations, official transcripts, references. A personal interview is also required. Acceptance into the program is competitive. The DNP program admits once a year with the application deadline of March 1 for fall admission.

The following criteria must be met for unconditional admission to the DNP program:

1) Master's Degree in Nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.

2) MSN degree program cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

3) Meet the role requirements of the agency in which you conduct your practicum.

4) Provide documentation of supervised practice hours from an accredited MSN program. Students with fewer than 500 clinical hours will take additional practicum credits to achieve the 1000 hours required by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

5) Have completed NURS-I 630 Introduction to Nursing Informatics or equivalent graduate level informatics coursework.

6) Have completed NURS-R 505 Measurement and Data Analysis or NURS-L 650 Data Analysis for Clinical and Administrative Decision-making or equivalent graduate level statistics course completed within the last three years with a grade of B or better.

7) An unencumbered RN license in state of practice.

8) Completed online IUSON DNP application.

9) Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

10) Written career goal statement (limit of 500 words).

11) Three professional references (at least one from a current or former supervisor).

12) Resume or curriculum vitae.

13) Statement of possible community agency or health system mentor, and/or general idea of DNP scholarly inquiry project.

14) Admission interview.

Last updated: February, 2012