The DNP program starts: Spring semester (January)
Fall Semester (August)
|Early Admission Application Deadline:|| September 15|
|Rolling Admission the last day to apply is:|| October 15|
|For rolling admission, the last day to apply is:||April 1|
- A Baccalaureate degree and a Master's degree preferably in nursing from an accredited institution.
- Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions if the applicant is not a graduate of the University of Miami
- Documentation of number of precepted clinical hours or supervised residency hours in master’s level program**
- A valid RN license is required, as well as licensure as an APRN or national certification in a nursing specialty (http://www.nursingcertification.org-exams.html)
- Three strong letters of recommendation are required preferably from individuals with doctorates in nursing. At least one recommendation should be from an academic source
- Statement of professional goals for graduate study
- Current résumé
- A copy of a current RN license. A photocopy of a current Basic Life Support (CPR or BLS).
- No GRE required
- Applicants for whom English is not the native language must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 80 (550 for older exams)
- Out of state and international students are welcomed into our DNP program. However, some assignments are limited to students holding current Florida RN licenses and CPR cards.
- If admitted to an DNP program, students must successfully pass a background check, drug screening, FBI fingerprinting, and have current immunizations. Please click here for the link to start the screening process and to find the immunization requirements and forms. These requirements must be met before registering for courses.
** NOTE: for those applicants who cannot provide documentation of a minimum of 440 precepted clinical hours in their master’s programs, a portfolio for evaluation of clinical hours equivalency can be submitted.
Contents of the portfolio should include:
- Descriptions of any supervised internship or residency experiences in their masters programs
- Descriptions of any supervised internship or residency experiences they may have had after their master’s programs
- Descriptions of nursing practice related supervised projects in their master’s programs
- Descriptions of nursing practice related supervised projects they accomplished after their master’s programs (community or service sector)***
- Names and contact information of the supervisors who can be contacted to describe the experiences listed above
*** All of the projects must have been accomplished outside of work hours
- Assignment of the clinical hours is non negotiable and is based on the level and nature of the supervision, the type and applicant’s responsibilities in the project
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