Admission Requirements

  • Advanced practice registered nurses who hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and are certified as a Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Administrators and Nurse Educators are eligible to apply for admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program of study.   

    Applicants must: 

    • submit an online applications through the Gannon website (www.gannon.edu/grad). Rolling admission allows for multiple program start dates.
    • provide official transcripts of all previous academic work
    • have a 3.5 out of 4.0 overall GPA in their Master’s work
    • submit three letters of recommendation; one from an academic professional (faculty who knows the student’s ability to do independent academic work), one from an employer, and one from a professional who can address the candidate’s advanced practice ability
      • a professional resume; 
      • a copy of a current license and advanced practice license; 
      • course description of a graduate level statistics course (if one has been completed);
      • a synopsis or evidence of a thesis or evidence-based practice project completed at the Master’s level;
      • an essay (limited to 500 words) about the direction or intent of a capstone project of study 

    Research Requirements

    Applicants must present evidence of a research thesis or project based on research to be considered for admission to the DNP program.   

     

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