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Doctor of Nursing Pratice
Admission Requirements

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 applicants should also hold a ¬†Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN); additional course work and clinical hours may apply

  • Current unencumbered United States RN License and Advanced Practice license 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 completion of Biostatics and Research Methods in the graduate curriculum (these courses are available prior to the start of the DNP if necessary)

  • Two letters of recommendation; one recent academic reference and one reference should be directly related to professional practice

  • Verification of Precepted Clinical Hours form (provided to the applicant) to be completed by a University official in the applicants Master’s or Post-master’s program

  • One page (Times Roman 12 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 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

  • Application Fee


Patricia Bicknell

Patricia Bicknell, Ed.D., APRN, ACNS-BC, CNL
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1392
E-mail: bicknell@lasalle.edu


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