Admission Requirements

 B.S.N.-D.N.P. and M.S.N.-D.N.P.*

*The M.S.N.-D.N.P. designation applies to those applicants who are licensed and certified as an Advanced Practice Nurse (A.P.N.).

Admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School including GRE scores for B.S.N.-D.N.P. applicants and M.S.N.-D.N.P. if not nationally certified as A.P.N. (requires a $60 application fee)

  • Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program (requires a $40 application fee)
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an nationally accredited program
  • Current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse
  • Completion of a basic health assessment course (academic or continuing education)
  • Completion of a basic-level statistics course with a grade of "C" or above
  • Basic computer and library skills including use of electronic databases
  • Completion of candidate interview
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a faculty member and one from an employer

Additional M.S.N.-D.N.P. Additional Requirements

  • Completion of a Master's Degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited M.S.N. program
  • A.P.N. licensure – if required by student's state of residence
  • Certification as an A.P.N.

Admission cycle - November 1 - January 15

Candidate interviews will be conducted only after all required documents have been submitted and verified.

This includes:

  • Both University of Arkansas Graduate School and Eleanor Mann School of Nursing application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Posted GRE scores
  • Resume or CV
  • Letters of recommendation