ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS  

Taking Courses before Admission

Selected courses may be taken through Professional and Continuing Studies before admission into the DNP program with permission of the School of Nursing. A maximum of 9 credits taken through Professional and Continuing Studies may be transferred to the graduate program. Taking approved graduate courses through Professional and Continuing Studies does not guarantee or in any way imply that the student will be admitted to the program.

Contact the graduate program office in the School of Nursing with questions at ud-gradnursing@udel.edu.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program admits students once a year. Applications and supplementary materials for admission must be submitted by February 1st for the summer/fall semester admission. Upon review, qualified applicants with completed applications will be scheduled for an interview prior to admission.
Admission Criteria:
Students will be admitted to the program based on enrollment availability, and their ability to meet the following minimum recommended entrance requirements:
  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited School of Nursing (forPost-Baccalaureate Program).
  • A master’s degree in nursing from a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited School of Nursing (for Post-Master’s Program).
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (post-baccalaureate); a master’s GPA of 3.5 or higher (post-master’s).
  • Certification as an APRN (post-master’s)
  • Eligible for RN licensure in Delaware
  • A letter from Master’s program indicating the number of clinical hours completed.
Admission Requirements
  • A written statement of goals and objectives that clearly identifies the applicant’s career goals and how admission to the program will facilitate his or her professional objectives.
  • Three letters of recommendation from an academic, employer and/or other professional source, preferably from those holding graduate degrees. All letters of recommendation should be uploaded by each reference person to the Office of Graduate Studies online application website.
  • Official results from the TOEFL or IELTS exam taken within the last 2 years (for non- native English speaking applicants only).
  • Copy of U.S. Registered Nurse (RN) license(s)
  • A curriculum vitae or resume.
  • A successful interview with the DNP Program Coordinator and members of the DNP Subcommittee.
  • Completion of a master’s level statistics course in the past 5 years with a grade of B- or better.
  • Prior to the students first clinical course they must have completed one year of full time (or the equivalent) work experience as a registered nurse (RN).
Post-Master Psychiatric Mental Health NP

The Post-Master’s in Psychiatric Mental Health NP program admits students once a year.  Applications and supplementary materials for admission must be submitted by February 1st for the summer/ fall semester admission. Upon review, qualified applicants with completed applications will be scheduled for an interview prior to admission.

Admission Criteria:

Students will be admitted to the program based on enrollment availability, and their ability to meet the following minimum recommended entrance requirements:

  • A master’s degree in nursing from a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited School of Nursing.
  • A master’s GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Eligible for RN licensure in Delaware.

Admission Requirements

  • A written statement of goals and objectives that clearly identifies the applicant’s career goals and how admission to the program will facilitate his or her professional objectives.
  • Three letters of recommendation from an academic, employer and/or other professional source, preferably from those holding graduate degrees. All letters of recommendation should be uploaded by each reference person to the Office of Graduate Studies online application website.
  • Official results from the TOEFL or IELTS exam taken within the last 2 years (for non- native English speaking applicants only).
  • Copy of U.S. Registered Nurse (RN) license(s).
  • A curriculum vitae or resume.
  • A successful interview.
  • Prior to the students first clinical course they must have completed one year of full time (or the equivalent) work experience as a registered nurse (RN).
Master's in Health System Leadership
Students will be admitted to the program based on enrollment availability and their ability to meet the following minimum recommended admission requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree awarded by an accredited college or university.
  • RN Licensure in the United States
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended.
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official results from the TOEFL or IELTS exam taken within the last 2 years (for non-native English speaking applicants only). Applicants must meet minimum requirements for graduate students of the University of Delaware.