The BSN-DNP program is available as an entry into practice degree, meaning it is available to post-baccalaureate nurses, with or without a master’s degree in nursing.

Entry Term - Spring 2017
Length of Program - 9 Semesters

Early Decision Deadline

  • Application Open:  January 15, 2016
  • Application Deadline:  April 1, 2016

Regular Decision Deadline

  • Application Open:  January 15, 2016
  • Application Deadline:  July 1, 2016

Apply now via NursingCAS 3.0

Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a CCNE-accredited program of nursing is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in other relevant science fields will be considered.
  • All official transcripts must be mailed from the issuing institution’s registrar’s office directly to NursingCAS.  NursingCAS cannot process transcripts that are stamped “Issued to Student”. In order to expedite the processing be sure to include the Transcript Request Form. Transcripts from international institutions must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service and should be mailed to NursingCAS at the following address:

    P.O. Box 9201
    Watertown, MA 02471

  • Note: You must input all of your college level coursework into the NursingCAS application. Be sure to have a copy of your transcript(s) in hand or accessible in order to complete this section. All college level course work (including in-progress course work) must be entered into the application in the “Coursework” section. There is a short, instructional video posted here on how to accurately complete this section. And detailed instructions are posted here. This will be the most time-consuming aspect of the application process.
  • If you would rather have NursingCAS staff enter in your coursework data on your behalf then you have the option of paying an additional fee to use the Coursework Entry Service. Click here to learn more about the service. The data entered into this section is used to calculate GPAs in order to make admissions decisions.
  • Nursing degree GPA 3.0 and Basic Sciences GPA of 3.0 (Further details in FAQs)
  • GRE Not Required.
  • Statistics course within 5 years. (Further details in FAQs)
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice nursing in the state of Florida, or the state or territory of current practice. (Once admitted to the program, must obtain Florida licensure.) Input your RN license information in the “Professional Experience” section of NursingCAS and upload a copy in the “Documents Upload” section of NursingCAS
  • A minimum 2 years of ICU years of experience within last 5 years.  Fill out and upload a copy of the Anesthesia Verification of Employment form in the “Documents Upload” section of NursingCAS.
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae.  Upload a copy in the “Documents Upload” section of NursingCAS.
  • Written personal goal statement which describes your role as a DNP within the health care system.  Submit your statement by copying and pasting or typing your statement in the “Personal Statement” section of the application.  When you save your statement title it “University of Miami DNP”.
  • 3 letters of recommendation (1 from a current clinical supervisor, 1 from a former/current academic faculty member, 1 from a community leader or professional colleague).  Request your references be submitted via NursingCAS by completing the “References” section of the application.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), & Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certificates.  Input this information in the “Professional Experience” section of NursingCAS and/or upload a copy in the “Documents Upload” section of NursingCAS.
  • Interviews will be scheduled as requested by faculty.  The interview may be in person, via telephone or webcam.  If in person, travel will be at the applicant’s expense.
  • International students must have a degree equivalent to a U.S. Baccalaureate degree in nursing. Information about international admissions for graduate students may be found through the University of Miami Graduate School.  Applicants for whom English is not the native language must meet the University’s English requirements, for more information, please go to: TOEFL Score Requirements.
  • Send TOEFL scores directly to the University of Miami.  NursingCAS does not process test scores.

If admitted to the BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia track, all students must complete a successful FBI background clearance, drug screen and have current immunizations.  Students must have a background report without any infractions, regardless of how they were resolved or adjudicated. Accordingly, if your background report contains any infractions, regardless of how they were resolved or adjudicated, you will not be able to successfully clear your background check and you will be withdrawn from the program.  In addition, students must pass a drug screening and have current immunizations (see student handbook for immunization requirements).

For questions regarding the NursingCAS application please contact NursingCAS support via phone at 617-612-2880 Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time and Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time and via email at Or post questions to NursingCAS by following their Twitter and/or Facebook accounts. Detailed instructions and FAQs are available too. Instructional videos are posted on the NursingCAS YouTube channel.

Monitor the Status of Your Application:
The “My Messages” section of the NursingCAS application will include any messages that NursingCAS or a school has sent to you. Please check your “My Messages” to see if you have received any vital information about your application. Messages will be sent to the “My Messages” inbox and your personal email address with which you created your account.

Use the “Quick Status Menu” options to check to see if your Transcript(s), Reference(s), or Payment(s) have been received after you submit them. To check to see which Designations you have selected (programs you have applied to), click on the Designations option under the Quick Status menu. The GPA Calculations option under the Quick Status menu will display any GPA calculations NursingCAS has generated for you based on the coursework data you entered. Your application has been “verified” once your GPA Calculations are complete. Learn more about “verification”.

For More Information, please see: School of Nursing and Health Studies Admissions.