- Completion of a Master of Science in Nursing degree (40 s.h. minimum) from a program accredited by a nursing professional accreditation agency, i.e., CCNE or NLNAC, with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Two completed recommendation letters from professional associates (preferably, one of whom must be a nurse with an advanced degree) who can assess applicant’s potential for professional doctoral study.
- Admission essay: In essay format, respond to the following questions; each question should be answered in one word-processed or typewritten page or less.
- Discuss your professional goals, short and long-term, and how the DNP degree will facilitate their accomplishment.
- Describe a clinical problem and how you facilitated changes to assure best practices.
- Résumé or curriculum vita that includes employment history, military service, community service, professional awards, honors, fellowships, memberships, and publications and presentations.
- Current unencumbered Michigan RN license (or eligibility for same) and Board of Nursing Specialty Certification if applicable (NP, CNM, or CRNA). Submit photocopy with application.
- Interview with the DNP Admission Committee.
- Criminal background clearance.