Admissions

Applicants will submit one application to be reviewed by the University of Utah Office of Graduate Admissions and the College of Nursing. Applicants must meet Graduate School and DNP Program minimum requirements. Admission to the DNP Program is limited and selective. Admission cannot be guaranteed to all individuals who meet the minimum requirements. Successful applications must be admitted by the both the Graduate School and the College of Nursing.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements set by the University of Utah Graduate School.

The following are the minimum requirements needed to apply for a DNP degree program at the College of Nursing.

  • Submission of a completed College of Nursing Graduate Program Application by the January 15 deadline.
  • Evidence of completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited university or college, and a nationally accredited nursing school from either 1) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Accreditation (CCNE), or 2) The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
  • Verification of licensure as an RN or APRN in at least one of the jurisdictions of National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale

Entrance Exams

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) REQUIRED for applicants with a cumulative GPA below 3.20 and score cannot be older than five years

English Proficiency Exams (TOEFL or IELTS only)

Evidence of English-language proficiency is required for applicants whose first language is not English. Applicants are required to submit results of either the Test of English Foreign Language or IELTS. Minimum score requirements for admission can be found at the University of Utah Office of Admissions.

Contact Us

Office of Student Services
Phone: 801-587-3194

Request More Information

Program Manager
Shelley Kern
Email: shelley.kern@nurs.utah.edu

Faculty Specialty Track Director
Gillian Tufts, DNP, APRN, CFNP
Email: gillian.tufts@nurs.utah.edu

Apply

Upcoming Events

View Calendar