Admission deadline: Fall - Priority: December 1
Recommendation Requirements: Two letters of recommendation
Prior academic records: Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended are required.
Statement of Purpose: A personal statement describing your career goals relative to the doctoral study. You should include a general idea for your DNP project. Your vision for your post-DNP contributions to advance the nursing profession through scholarship and evidence-based practice must be emphasized in the statement Also, briefly describe your professional nursing practice and indicate any current or previous leadership roles. The applicants with a clear idea of a potential DNP project and the ability of the project to enhance/improve/contribute to nursing practice will be given preference for admission.
Additional Requirements: Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university with a preferred minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
Active and unencumbered RN license from a U.S. state or territory
Applicants must live in Maryland, Northern Virginia, or the District of Columbia while taking the clinical courses NURS 6235, NURS 6236 and NURS 6237.
Current resume
International Requirements: The minimum English language scores required are:
Internet-based TOEFL: 100; or
IELTS: An overall band score of 7.0 with individual band scores of 6.0 or higher

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
45085 University Drive, Suite 201-T
Ashburn, VA 20147

Contact for questions: ~ 571-553-0138 (phone)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 72 credits in required courses. In addition, students are expected to complete a minimum of 1000 practice hours with an approved preceptor. Practice hours consist of a minimum of 500 direct clinical hours and 500 indirect DNP practice hours.

NURS 6208Biostatistics for Health Care Research
NURS 6220Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
NURS 6222Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
NURS 6233Genetics for Healthcare Providers
NURS 6234Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing
NURS 6235Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner I: Introduction to Practice
NURS 6236Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II: Complex and Acute Illness
NURS 6237Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner III: Complex and Chronic Disease Mgt Adolesc/Elderly
NURS 8400Epidemiology and Population Health
NURS 8401Organizational Concepts in Nursing
NURS 8402Knowledge Management in Nursing
NURS 8403Translating Research into Practice
NURS 8405Healthcare Quality Improvement
NURS 8417Health Policy and Analysis
NURS 8418Healthcare Economics, Finance, and Reimbursement
NURS 8419Analytical Methods and Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 8489DNP Project Scholarly Inquiry
NURS 8490DNP Project Planning
NURS 8491DNP Project Implementation
NURS 8492DNP Project Evaluation and Dissemination