Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Are you Ready to Apply to the IUSON DNP Program?

Apply now!  

A life-changing student experience awaits you.  Enrolling in IUSON's DNP program is so much more than just taking classes. It's a life-changing, integrative experience that propels your professional growth, both in and out of the classroom.

Multiple tracks to suit your needs
  • Post-MSN Executive Leadership Track
  • Post-MSN Advanced Clinical Track
  • MBA or MHA to DNP Transition Option
  • MSN & DNP Dual Degree Track
DNP Admission Criteria
  • Post-MSN DNP tracks: Earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing (MS in nursing or MSN) from an NLNAC, ACEN, or CCNE accredited program with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale
  • MBA & MHA to DNP Transition Tracks: Earned a Bachelor of Science of Nursing from an NLNAC, ACEN, or CCNE accredited program, and earned an MBA or MHA from an AACSB or CEPH accredited program with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale for both degrees
  • MSN & DNP Dual Degree track: Earned a Bachelor of Science of Nursing from an NLNAC, ACEN, or CCNE accredited program with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale
  • Possess an unencumbered RN license in your state of practice for all DNP tracks
DNP Application Packet Materials

Applicants will submit the online DNP application and provide the following required supporting materials via upload to that application or by submitting them directly to Graduate Advisor for Doctoral Programs.

  • Electronic IUPUI graduate application
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary coursework
  • Verification of MSN clinical hours completed for Post-MSN tracks
  • Three references indicating ability to succeed in the DNP program, including at least one from a nurse faculty member who has knowledge of your academic ability
  • Personal statement indicating immediate and long-range professional goals (should be 2-3 pages, double spaced)
  • An example of scholarly writing indicating capacity for original scholarship. Can be demonstrated by reports, published and unpublished articles, or a thesis
  • Current resume or CV
  • Copy of your current, unencumbered RN license and any certifications held
  • Qualified applicants will be invited to a formal admission interview with DNP faculty
Application deadlines
  • Admission to the Post-MSN tracks is offered one time per year; cohorts start every August. To guarantee consideration of your application for the August 2021 cohort, you must submit a complete application packet by March 15, 2021.  Applications received after March 15 will be considered on space available basis.
  • Admission to the MBA or MHA to DNP Transition track is offered one time per year; cohorts start every January. To guarantee consideration of your application for the January 2021 cohort, you must submit a complete application packet by November 15, 2020.  Applications received after November 15 will be considered on space available basis.
  • Admission to the MSN & DNP Dual Degree track is offered one time per year; cohorts start every August. To guarantee consideration of your application for the August 2021 cohort, you must submit a complete application packet for the MSN Leadership track by July 15, 2021.  Applications received after July 15 will be considered on space available basis.

 There are special application procedures for International Applicants who are not citizens of the United States or who have had their previous schooling outside the United States. Refer to IUSON Policy and the guidelines of the Office of International Affairs for admission study in the United States.