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Requirements for Full Admission to the DNP Track

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3 YEAR Post BSN-DNP

A student must submit the following to Office of Admissions, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209.

  1. A completed University graduate application form. Complete the online application form now, or print the pdf form and complete the form and mail with application fee. Be sure to select professional program (DNP) and not doctoral (PhD) program.
  2. A $20 application fee.  Please make checks or money order payable to University of the Incarnate Word.
  3. Official academic transcripts. These transcripts must document:
    • Completion of bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing program in an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in nursing courses
      OR
    • Completion of master’s degree from an accredited nursing program in an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

AND

    • An overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 in all prior academic programs.
  1. No GRE or MAT is required.
  2. Three completed letters of recommendation, including two relative to clinical performance and one relative to academic ability.
  3. A Curriculum vitae or resume is recommended.
  4. A statement of goals for doctoral education and subsequent career plans and reason for seeking a DNP as a family nurse practitioner. 
  5. Photocopy of current professional license/s.
  6. Photocopy of current CPR or BLS certification.
  7. All above materials must be receivedby October 1 for preferential consideration.  All other applications will be considered as they are received based on space available. 

The applicant must complete an interview prior to acceptance. Ordinarily this interview is scheduled when all materials and documents have been received.

Upon admittance into the program, students must submit a confirmation fee, which serves as acceptance of the seat in the UIW DNP program. The $500 deposits required within the timeframe designated by the acceptance letter to hold and confirm the spot in the entering class. The full fee is non-refundable if a student later decides not to attend UIW. Upon a confirmed entry into the program and two weeks after the first day of class, $400 will be reimbursed to the student's account.