Doctor of Nursing Practice – Admission Requirements
Applicants to the South College Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program must provide the following:
- Completed South College application for admission;
- Completed admission application to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program; and
- Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work completed.
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be admitted to the program:
- Proof of a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license or in progress of becoming licensed as a Registered Nurse as verified by Nursys (https://www.nursys.com) or licensure verification system provided by individual State Board of Nursing;
- Evidence of completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited institution of higher education (conditional admission may be granted if completion is projected prior to the beginning of the first DNP course) if being admitted to the BSN-entry DNP program or evidence of completion of a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from an accredited institution of higher education (conditional admission may be granted if completion is projected prior to the beginning of the first DNP course) if being admitted to MSN-entry DNP program;
- Evidence of a cumulative 3.0 grade point average for BSN program if being admitted to BSN-entry DNP or for MSN if being admitted to MSN-entry DNP ;
- Accepted background check and drug screen and;
- Evidence of a minimum of 2000 hours of work experience employed as a registered nurse prior to first practicum course.
* Depending on the concentration, additional admissions requirements may need to be met. Refer to the specific program concentration page for more information.