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DNP online - Application deadlines

Application Process

MUSC College of Nursing participates in an online Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) to receive applications. You must create an account, search for this program for your intended semester of entry, and complete the required steps to apply online. All application materials must be submitted through NursingCAS

The Post-BSN to DNP NursingCAS application is to be supported with:

· Official transcripts from all collegiate coursework
· Three (3) satisfactory reference letters
· 500-word essay
· Resume (including health care related work and/or volunteer experience)· RN license

A supplemental university application, through MUSC’s Office of Enrollment Management, is also required. We encourage applicants to finish the application within NursingCAS before submitting the supplemental MUSC application

Applicants to the Post-BSN to DNP program must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited program. The preferred minimum nursing and cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. An undergraduate statistics course and unencumbered, active registered nurse (RN) license in a state where practicums will be conducted is also required. Please review all admission requirements prior to applying.

The Post-MSN to DNP NursingCAS application is to be supported with:
· Official transcripts from all collegiate coursework
· Three (3) satisfactory reference letters
· 500-word essay
· Resume (including health care related work and/or volunteer experience)
· APRN license
· Verification of employment as an NP

A supplemental university application, through MUSC’s Office of Enrollment Management, is also required. We encourage applicants to finish the application within NursingCAS before submitting the supplemental MUSC application

Applicants to the Post-MSN to DNP program must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited program and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited program and evidence of credentialing within the applicant’s specialty. The preferred minimum nursing and cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. An undergraduate statistics course and unencumbered, active advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) license in a state where practicums will be conducted is also required. For graduates from NP programs other than MUSC, applicants must provide written verification of clinical hours. Please review all admission requirements prior to applying.

Fall admission only
Deadline: January 15
Admissions decisions are offered on a rolling basis
*Applicants are encouraged to submit early as the admissions committee makes rolling admissions decision. While applications are processed on a rolling basis, the application review process takes time and we cannot guarantee an immediate admission decision. All applicants who apply by the specified deadline will be considered and all applicants will receive an admission decision.

For Admissions questions, contact the MUSC Office of Enrollment Management at 843-792-2536 or via email Office of Enrollment Management Admissions team email. Mary-Ward in the Office of Enrollment Management may be reached at wardmar@musc.edu.

Additional Considerations:
International Applicants:
Due to several distance-education components of this program, MUSC is unable to issue I-20 forms to allow students to obtain F-1 student visas. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and those holding other valid U.S. visas will be accepted.
Out-of-State Applicants: Out-of-state applicants are responsible for contacting their State Board of Nursing to determine any requirements that are needed in order to complete clinical rotations as a student in a distance education program. State Authorization: Please review important state authorization information.
Professional Licensure: The Board of Nursing for each state dictates licensure requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. MUSC College of Nursing Applicants and students should familiarize themselves with the requirements for the state(s) in which they intend to practice using the link to APRN Licensure. The MUSC College of Nursing DNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). DNP graduates are eligible to sit for national certification (ANCC, AANP, PNCB) in their specified track (A/GNP, FNP, PMHNP, PNP). Passing these exams meet the requirements for professional licensure in South Carolina but other states may have additional requirements.

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