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Admissions Criteria

Application Timeline

Fall enrollment only. Application Deadline: March 01, 2015; Interview: April 01, 02, 08, and 09, 2015; Notification: May 15, 2015.

All materials must be received by the application deadline.

Master of Science in Nursing

A Master degree with a major in advanced practice nursing FNP from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.(ACNE) OR

Meet MSN Graduation Requirements - Applicants who apply while in the last year of their graduate program must demonstrate they meet graduation requirements.

Transcripts:

Official transcripts from all schools attended, both undergraduate and graduate, must be sent directly to the WSSU Admissions Office in a sealed institutional envelope. WSSU students and graduates will need to submit official WSSU transcripts.

GPA

Applicants must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater (4.0-point scale) on MSN courses completed.

GRE or MAT Scores

Competitive scores on the Graduate Record Examination (general test only) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) within the past 5 years. If you are sending your GRE test scores, the WSSU school code is 5909. If you are sending your MAT test scores, the WSSU school code is 2661.

Nursing License - An active North Carolina RN license and APRN license (or ability to obtain licensure).

Curriculum Vita - Submit a curriculum vita or resume reflecting education, professional work experiences, awards, honors and other achievements.

DNP Essay

Submit an essay of approximately 1000 words (see DNP Essay Guidelines).

Prerequisite - A 3-credit hour statistics and graduate level research course taken within 5 years
from an accredited college/university before matriculation into the DNP program

3 Letters of Recommendation

A letter is required from a doctoral-prepared academician, a supervisor in an employment setting, and a practicing RN or APN familiar with the applicant’s intellectual ability, academic achievement, and professional commitment.

Interview - Following preliminary review of all required admission materials, an interview is required by the DNP Admission Committee.

Criminal Background Check and 12 Panel Drug Screen is required once admitted to the program. A state/federal criminal background check and 12 panel drug screen are required for all students
admitted to the program. Costs for these requirements are the responsibility of the student
applicant.

Optional- Scholarship Application

DNP students are encouraged to apply for scholarships/traineeships. Students applying for scholarships are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form with the WSSU Office of Financial Aid


BSN-DNP Applicants

Application Timeline

Fall enrollment only. Application Deadline: March 01, 2015; Interview: April 01, 02, 08, and 09, 2015; Notification: May 15, 2015.

All materials must be received by the application deadline.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - A BSN degree from a program accredited by the Commission on
Collegiate Nursing Education or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACNE); OR

Meet BSN Graduation Requirements - Applicants who apply to the DNP program while in the last
year of their BSN program must demonstrate they meet graduation requirements.

Nursing Clinical Experience - A minimum of one year of employment as a registered nurse in a clinical setting is preferred.

Transcripts

Official transcripts from all schools attended must be sent directly to the WSSU Admissions Office in a sealed institutional envelope. WSSU students and graduates will need to submit official WSSU transcripts.

GPA

Applicants holding or completing the BSN degree must present a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0-point scale on BSN courses completed. Students must also demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.00 for the last 60 hours of course work leading to the BSN degree and a minimum of 3.2/4.00 on all courses completed beyond the baccalaureate level.

GRE or MAT Scores

Competitive scores on the Graduate Record Examination (general test only) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) within the past 5 years. If you are sending your GRE test scores, the WSSU school code is 5909. If you are sending your MAT test scores, the WSSU school code is 2661.

Nursing License - An active North Carolina RN license at the time of admission/ enrollment.

Curriculum Vita

Submit a curriculum vita or resume reflecting education and professional work experiences, awards, honors and other achievements.

· BSN-DNP Essay

Submit 1000 words maximum. Comment on your current area of practice, a population of special interest to you and/or a particular concern of interest that you might pursue with your DNP experience. This should include a population and clinical diagnosis of interest, for example, persons over 75 years of age with diabetes.

Prerequisite - A 3-credit hour statistics and research course taken within 5 years from an accredited college/university.

3 Letters of Recommendation

A letter is required from a doctoral-prepared academician, a supervisor in an employment setting, and a practicing RN or APN familiar with the applicant’s intellectual ability, academic achievement, and professional commitment.

Interview - Following preliminary review of all required admission materials, an interview may be required by the DNP Admission Committee.

Criminal Background Check and 12 Panel Drug Screen is required upon admission to the program: A
state/federal criminal background check and 12 panel drug screen are required for all students
admitted to the program. Costs for these requirements are the responsibility of the student applicant.

Optional- Scholarship Application

DNP students are encouraged to apply for scholarships/traineeships. Students applying for scholarships are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form with the WSSU Office of Financial Aid

Have questions? Applicants may contact Carol Wilson at wilsonce@wssu.edu or 336-750-8039 who will provide additional information or schedule you with a DNP program coordinator.

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Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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