The application deadline for the DNP adult nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner tracks is April 1, 2013 for the fall 2013 quarter. To apply online, go to www.depaul.edu/apply
. Please note that only post-master’s students are eligible for the fall 2013 cohort.
Application materials can be mailed to the office of graduate admission, 2400 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Nurse Anesthesia Applicants:
Please note that the nurse anesthesia program is offered jointly with NorthShore University HealthSystem’s School of Nurse Anesthesia. Students applying to the nurse anesthesia program should follow NorthShore’s application instructions and admission deadlines. For details on admission requirements and deadlines please visit the NorthShore website
- Online application (www.depaul.edu/apply)
- Master’s degree in nursing.
- Current and unrestricted Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Illinois.
- Two thousand hours of current work experience within the last two years required for nurse practitioner tract prior to beginning clinical practicum. Two years full time ICU experience prior to matriculation required for nurse anesthesia tract.
- GRE within the last 5 years is required for BSN students in both the nurse anesthesia and nurse practitioner tracts, and for post masters students in the nurse practitioner tract with a GPA < 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- TOEFL score of 590 (PBT) or 96 (iBT) or above if the applicant’s primary language is not English. In addition, the applicant will be required to demonstrate equivalent proficiency by an on-campus written essay, evaluated by the Admissions Committee.
- Two letters of recommendation, with one letter of recommendation from the student’s direct supervisor at his/her current place of employment.
- Personal interview with a minimum of two faculty members will be scheduled after the application file is complete.
- Personal statement 2 - 3 pages in length showing fit with school mission and program. The personal statement will also include a description of the reason for pursuing the DNP, the applicant’s short-term and long-term professional goals, the applicant’s current area of nursing practice, an aggregate population that is of interest, and possible ideas for the DNP cumulative project (Scholarly Leadership Project).
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) highlighting past education, clinical experience, scholarly endeavors and professional and community activity.
- Official transcripts of all previous college work.
- Pre-requisites: Nurse Anesthesia: Organic Chemistry completed within last five years. Nurse Practitioner: Two courses of chemistry (inorganic and organic) with lab within the last five years for all applicants except certified advanced practice nurses.
The School of Nursing has the option to waive admission requirements.
Registered Nurses with a Masters in Nursing or a MSN may receive up to 12 credit hours of transfer credit for prior education, with individual review of all transcripts. In addition, applicants with current certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse from an accredited program, and current licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse in their state of residence will receive advanced placement in the program.
Applicants holding an MS degree in Nursing or MSN degree without certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse will be required to hold current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois prior to the first day of classes. Applicants holding an MS degree in Nursing or MSN degree with certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse will be required to hold current licensure as a Registered Nurse and as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Illinois, and current certification from a national certifying body (e.g. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Credentialing Center) in their area of specialty area of practice prior to the first day of classes.