Admission deadline: Fall - Priority: December 1 | Final: May 15
Recommendations required: Two letters of recommendation
Prior academic records Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
Statement of Purpose: Compose a 500-750 word essays describing your reasons for pursuing a DNP at The George Washington University, your academic objectives, career goals, and related qualifications (including any relevant collegiate, professional, and/or community activities). 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.

Graduate-level inferential statistics course taken within the past five years*

*NURS 6208: Biostatistics for Health Care Research (3) is offered in the spring and summer for those who have not met this requirement

Additional Requirements:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university

Master's degree in Nursing, or a relevant field such as an MBA, MPA or MPH, from a regionally accredited college or university

Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Active and unencumbered RN license from a U.S. state or territory

Current resume

International Requirements:

TOEFL is: Internet-based test: 100 or higher Paper test: 600 or higher

The minimum required score for the IELTS is: An overall band score of 7.0 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: 36 credits, including 30 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.

All DNP students are expected to complete a minimum of 1,000 post-baccalaureate practice hours as part of their academic program. Most advanced practice RN students will already have completed 500 hours in their master of science in nursing (MSN) program and the remaining 500 hours are included in the curriculum requirements for the DNP.

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 8490DNP Project Planning
NURS 8491DNP Project Implementation
NURS 8492DNP Project Evaluation and Dissemination
6 credits in elective courses selected with the advisor's approval.