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