Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an AACN, CCNE or NLN accredited nursing program.
- Minimum 'B' average grade point average (GPA) in both graduate and undergraduate programs; equivalent to a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- Satisfactorily completed a baccalaureate level statistics course at a four-year institution within the last 5 years. Satisfactory completion of a master’s level statistics within the last 5 years may be considered if a baccalaureate level course was taken more than 5 years ago.
Deadline to Apply
* International applicants may only apply for the Fall 2013 term and must submit the completed application and all required materials no later than April 5, 2013.
The University of Michigan School of Nursing has partnered with NursingCAS which is a centralized application system for nursing programs.
To be considered for admission all prospective Post-Masters DNP applicants must complete the following sections on the NursingCAS application (submitted applications that do not have all listed required sections below completed will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the admissions committee):
Sections on the NursingCAS application that are required by NursingCAS and the University of Michigan School of Nursing to be considered for admission:
NursingCAS Designations Page and Program Options
On the designation section of the NursingCAS application you will select the program and term of application. To find the University of Michigan School of Nursing on the designations page you will want to enter the following search criteria:
School/Program/Track Name: University of Michigan
Scroll through the results of the search and select Post-Masters DNP program and term (Winter 2013 or Fall 2013) you wish to be considered for within the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Only one program and one term may be selected for admission consideration, applicants that select more than one program option or term will not be considered for admission at the University of Michigan School of Nursing.
Application Required Supporting Material
The University of Michigan School of Nursing requires the submission of a CV or resume for doctoral applicants. The CV or resume should not exceed 3 pages and should be relevant to clinical expertise and preparation for doctoral studies.
The University of Michigan requires that each applicant submit a personal statement through the NursingCAS application.
Provide a comprehensive answer, not to exceed 500 total words, to the following question:
What are your professional and educational goals as an applicant to the University of Michigan DNP program? How do you feel your goals align with the essentials of the DNP, as proposed by AACN? (Please see: AACN - DNP).
Guidelines for the Personal/Academic/Professional Statement:
The personal statement is most effective when you have researched and can elaborate on how the Post-Masters DNP best fits your professional and educational goals
Official Post-Secondary Transcripts
(International applicants follow the Foreign Transcript guidelines within the International Applicant Additional Requirement section below)
NursingCAS and the University of Michigan School of Nursing require official transcripts from the institution where you earned your Bachelors of Science in Nursing, your MS (or in process of completing) and all institutions in which you completed college level coursework.
Once you have submitted the completed NursingCAS application you will be contacted by an Admissions representative and requested to send via email, fax or regular mail one solely authored scholarly paper (examples: master’s thesis, poster presentation abstract, authored journal article, process improvement plan that you have implemented in your place of employment).
If you do not have a solely authored scholarly paper you will need to provide a comprehensive answer to the following question, not to exceed 1000 words:
There are many pressing issues facing health care today, which one is most important to you and why? What suggestions do you have to address the problem you have identified?
University of Michigan
School of Nursing
|The GRE is not required for admission consideration to the Post-Masters DNP program.|
International Applicant Additional Requirements
Foreign Transcripts - NursingCAS Requirements (Step 1)
All international applicants must submit a foreign evaluation of transcripts directly to NursingCAS (do not send foreign transcripts to NursingCAS as they will only accept an official foreign evaluation). For additional information and a list of approved evaluation agencies please refer to the NursingCAS FAQs section titled Foreign Transcripts/Coursework.
Foreign Transcript - University of Michigan School of Nursing Requirements (Step 2)
In addition to the foreign transcript evaluation that will be sent to NursingCAS, International applicants must send the official foreign transcripts that were evaluated to the University of Michigan School of Nursing (official transcripts must be in the language of instructions and in English). The official transcripts* must be received by April 5th at the below address:
The University of Michigan School of Nursing
ATTN: Graduate Admissions
400 N. Ingalls, Ste. 1160
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
*The foreign transcript evaluation must be received by NursingCAS by April 5th as well.
Proof of English Proficiency Requirement
International students must submit official English proficiency exam scores to the University of Michigan (school code: 1839) from the TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB no later than the April 5th deadline to be considered for admission. For details, see the Entrance Exams webpage.
NOTE: If offered admission all new incoming International students that require a J-1 or F-1 Visa are required to provide a financial affidavit to prove adequate financial resources to cover their expenses, and the expenses of dependents, during the duration of their program. If offered admission you will receive additional information in your admission packet (Do Not submit the financial affidavit until you have been requested to do so by the Admissions representative).
Reminder: Completed applications received after April 5th will not be considered for admission.
The University of Michigan School of Nursing does not offer rolling admissions; all completed applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee and applicants selected for an admissions interview will be notified within the timelines below:
Winter 2013 – November 9th deadline: Applicants that have submitted a completed application by the November 9th deadline will be notified by November 16th if selected for an admission interview. Admission interviews for the Winter 2013 term (November 9th deadline) will occur the last week of November/first week of December.
Fall 2013 - April 5th deadline: Applicants that have submitted a completed application by the April 5th deadline will be notified by April 12th if selected for an admission interview, admission interviews for the Fall 2013 term (April 5th deadline) will occur last week of April/first week of May.
Applicants that submit an incomplete application or are not selected for an admission interview will be notified within the same time frames listed above.
If you are offered admission and you accept you will need to provide to the admissions representative: