Admission - DNP

Students may enroll at either Eastern Mennonite University or Goshen College; their diploma will reflect that choice.

Admission Criteria and Application Process

  • Earned a Master’s in Nursing from a CCNE- or NLNAC-accredited program or any master’s in a business/health-related degree (e.g. MPH, MBA, MHA) from a regionally accredited school, with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher

    • If the applicant’s bachelor’s degree is not in nursing, the master’s degree must be in nursing.

    • If the Master’s degree is not in Nursing, the Co-Directors will review the applicant’s transcripts and professional experience for evidence of meeting the MSN Essentials.

    • Non-MSN applicants must be working in the field of nursing/healthcare (either directly or indirectly).

    • The program will be longer than 33 credits if the master’s degree is not in nursing.

  • Provide documentation of post-baccalaureate supervised practice hours from an accredited MSN program. If there are fewer than 400 supervised practice hours, the DNP program will be tailored to achieve the required 1,000 hours of post-baccalaureate supervised practice.

  • Evidence of an unencumbered RN license in the state of practice

  • Evidence of currency in nursing practice

  • Interview with program co-director via video conference

Application process

  • DNP application online, in which you will enter your reference information and a personal essay of 500 words or less that explains the applicant’s career goals related to pursuing the clinical doctorate. The essay addresses the applicant’s current thoughts on their preferred focus for the evidenced-based scholarly project.

  • Current resume or curriculum vitae

Residency Requirements

A required residency will be held each year in September or October. At this time the residency will be conducted virtually.