Admission - Post-Masters - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Applications are accepted each semester. You must submit all documents by April 30 for fall admission, August 1 for spring admission or December 1 for summer admission

Prospective students must meet each of the following admission requirements:

  1. A 3.0 grade point average, based on a 4.0 system in a completed graduate degree.
  2. Master's degree in nursing in an advanced nursing practice area (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, or nurse anesthetist) from a regionally and CCNE or NLN accredited school of nursing. Students who have a master's degree in nursing in an area other than advanced practice may request to have their application evaluated to determine if they meet requirements for admission to the DNP program.
  3. Current unencumbered RN licensure in a state approved for admission.
  4. Advanced practice national certification or eligibility to sit for advanced practice national certification, and must pass certification exam prior to completing 12 credit hours of DNP coursework. Students who are not yet certified will be considered for conditional admission.

If you reside or intend to seek professional licensure outside of the state of Alabama, please review the requirements for that state prior to applying to this program.

View the states from which the Capstone College of Nursing accepts applications for admission.

Application Steps