Admission Criteria
Doctor of Nursing Practice

The DNP option begins once each year in the fall. Applications will not be considered until all required materials are received. Review of complete applicant files occurs on a rolling basis.

  • A master's degree with a major in nursing from a school accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting organization

  • A minimum graduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.00 scale

  • Current, active, and unencumbered nursing license

  • Completion of a statistics course

  • Completion of 600 contact hours of clinical experience in a MSN program. Graduates from advanced practice programs other than Allen College must provide verification of clinical hours from the NP program director.(If an applicant has less than 600 contact hours, and is selected for admission, the additional hours to total 1000 will be included in the plan of study).

Applicants whose first language is not English must prove English proficiency prior to admission review.  

Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the program. Allen College uses a holistic admission review. The process balances academic achievement, work experience, extra-curricular involvement, leadership, community service, diversity, as well as, other applicable life experiences. Top applicants are accepted each term.

Information subject to change without prior notification