DNP Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet and/or furnish the following criteria:
  1. Completed Application, application fee ($45), and residency form with supporting documents.
  2. Preferred cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for graduate coursework.
  3. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) & Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited nursing program.
  4. Official transcripts must be sent from the institution to the admissions office at USC Upstate.
  5. Personal goal statement (Applicants are required to submit a 1 – 2 page that describe career goals and how the DNP Degree with a concentration in Public and Community Health will be utilized)
  6. Current CV or Resume (in addition to their education and professional experiences, to include any certifications, leadership experiences, experiences with diverse or underserved population, paid or volunteer healthcare experiences)
  7. A letter of reference that attests to the applicant’s academic ability, professional competency and personal character from doctoral-prepared registered nurses or physician.
  8. Unencumbered, active registered nurse (RN) or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) license in state where clinical experiences will occur.
  9. Must be licensed in the United States
  10. Current BLS certification.
  11. No GRE Required