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Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who hold a Master of Science in Nursing 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 ( 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 an evidence based 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.