Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program: Admission Requirements
As of the Fall 2023 admission cycle, the program will be transitioned to hybrid format and no longer be offered as 100% online.
|Online Application Form||Completed Application|
|Degree and Minimum GPA||Master of Science in Nursing, or a master’s degree with a concentration in nursing (including an undergraduate statistics course), with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a scale of 4.0|
|Transcripts||Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions|
|Official GMAT/GRE||No GMAT/GRE scores required|
|Current Licensure||You should provide proof of:|
|Prerequisite Coursework||An undergraduate or graduate statistics course taken within six years of admission is strongly recommended.|
As part of the NU 700 course, students will take a self-paced online statistics course, after which they must pass a statistics exam with an 80% score or higher
If they don’t pass, students will need to take a course in statistics before they can progress in the program.
At Sacred Heart University, we welcome students from all around the world. If you are an international student and are interested in enrolling in the online Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, you are required to submit the items listed above, as well as the following:
|Course Evaluation||A course-by-course evaluation (and a translation, if applicable) from an acceptable transcript evaluation services agency, such as World Education Services.|
|TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores||If English is not your native language, you need a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 70 (iBT). Or, a minimum IELTS score of 6.|
If you are unable to provide proof of English language proficiency, Sacred Heart University can administer an online English proficiency test for you. Also, please note that international students on an F-1 student visa are not permitted to enroll in online programs.
Sacred Heart University accepts up to six transfer credits for this program with university approval.