Admission Requirements

BSN to DNP Prerequisites – to be completed before the program start date:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally and CCNE or NLN accredited school of nursing with 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Current, unencumbered WA State RN License
  • Completion of college-level statistics (both descriptive and inferential) with a 3.0 (B) or better (See exceptions due to COVID-19)
  • Candidates should have direct care RN experience

MSN to DNP Prerequisites – to be completed before the program start date:

  • Master of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally CCNE or NLN accredited school of nursing with 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Current, unencumbered WA State RN License
  • Completion of college-level statistics (both descriptive and inferential) with a 3.0 (B) or better (See exceptions due to COVID-19)
  • Candidates should have direct care RN experience
  • ARNP candidates only: copy of current advanced practice certification

Prerequisites Equivalency

If you completed statistic courses at a Washington university or community college, check the Comparable Course Guide to see they fulfill the prerequisite requirement.

If you would like us to review if your courses meet the prerequisite requirements before applying, you can fill out the Prerequisite Review Request Form and submit it online with your unofficial transcript and syllabi.  The processing time depends on the volume of received requests. Please submit your request early to ensure that you can receive the review results prior to the application deadlines.

Graduate Level Course Transferability

If you have completed graduate level nursing courses and would like to know if they can be accepted to meet the DNP degree competencies, you may submit a Gap Analysis Request with copies of your transcripts and syllabi prior to applying.

This is not required step for applying to the program. The processing time depends on the volume of received requests. We cannot guarantee to complete the gap analysis before the application deadline. However, if you are admitted the program, a gap analysis will be processed.