Each applicant is considered on an individual basis and must meet the following requirements:
- Master's degree in nursing (MSN) from a nationally accredited program OR
- Master's degree, MBA, or MHA from a nationally accredited program (these applicatns should also hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Additional course work and clinical hours may apply)
- Current unencumbered United States RN License and Advanced Practice Licence where appropriate
- Board certification in the nursing specialty when appropriate (students may enroll in Core Courses while preparing for board certification examination)
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Cumulative Master's level GPA of a minimum 3.4 on a 4.0 scale
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for GPAs between 3.4 and 3.7 recommended on an individual basis
- Evidence of satisfactory competion of Research Methods in the graduate nursing curriculum, and a statistics course (these courses are available prior to the start of the DNP if necessary)
- Two letters of recommendation: one recent academic reference and one reference directly related to professional practice
- Verification of Precepted Clinical Hours form (provided to the applicant) to be completed by a university official in the applicant's Master's or post-Master's program
- One page (Times New Roman, 12 pt font, double spaced) personal statement describing an opportunity for quality improvement or evidence-based change in the applicant's practice setting. The essay should link the improvement ideas with the achievement of the applicant's personal career goals
- Interview by DNP Program Director or designee
- Completed electronic application form
- Official transcripts of all previous college work
Additional requirements for candidates for admission:
- New students may earn credits as conditionally accepted students pending approval by the DNP Program Director. No more than six (6) credits earned with conditionally accepted student status may be applied to the DNP degree.
- Students desiring to audit courses or take a course as a non-degree student must apply for admission in the same manner as DNP candidates.
Students may not begin clinical courses without required clinical compliances. These may include:
- Criminal and child abuse clearances; FBI background check.
- Proof of current immunization/titers, professional liability insurance, and CPR certification.
Please refer to the University's Nondiscrimination Policy in the General Reference section of this catalog. Admission is based solely upon applicant's qualifications.
Submit applications on an ongoing basis to
La Salle University
Office of Graduate Admission - Box 826
1900 West Olney Aveue
Philadelphia, PA 19141