The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions
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Nursing Exec DNP

DNP Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is based on an overall appraisal of the applicant's ability to undertake doctoral study and of their contributions to the discipline of nursing as evidence by the following:

  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from colleges/universities attended are accepted at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required upon admission.
  • Recommended Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Resume
  • Documentation of RN license
  • A completed application form and fee:
  • For international students only: A Certificate of Finance, and a passport copy, TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic test scores. Refer to the International Graduate Student Admission page for test score requirements and additional information.

Use the online application form to upload copies of transcripts and all documents, and to provide names and email addresses of recommenders. Mailed materials will not be accepted, everything should be submitted online.

More Information

Please contact Tamara White, Graduate Enrollment Manager, in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at (415) 422-3627 or