Doctorate of Nursing Practice

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Admission Procedures

  1. Submit your completed application with a $50 non-refundable application fee. DNP candidates must submit all applications and transcripts by August 1 for priority consideration for the August entering class and by December 15 for priority consideration for the January entering class. Applications are accepted year round for the DNP entering classes.
  2. All applicants must submit official transcripts of all completed coursework. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that arrangements are made for these transcripts to be sent. Send all transcripts to:
    • Nova Southeastern University
      Enrollment Processing Services
      College of Nursing Admissions
      3301 College Avenue
      P.O.Box 299000
      Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905
    • If applicant attended, or is a graduate of, a foreign institution, all coursework from the foreign institution must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence. The course by course official evaluation must be sent directly from the evaluation service. For evaluations, please contact one of the following:

      • World Education Services, Inc.
        P.O. Box 745
        Old Chelsea Station
        New York, NY 10113-0745
        (212) 966-6311
      • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
        International Education Consultants
        7101 SW 102nd Avenue
        Miami, FL 33173
        Phone: (305) 273-1616
        Fax: (305) 273-1338
      • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
        P.O. Box 415070
        Milwaukee, WI 53203
        (414) 289-3400
  3. Submit two evaluation (reference) forms from individuals (other than relatives) such as academic advisor, professors, clinical or non-clinical supervisors or community associates.
  4. Submit a writing sample.
    • Discuss your personal and professional goals related to the DNP
  5. Submit official documentation of all supervised practice hours post baccalaureate from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited school. Documentation must be from the program director or higher and include the following information on university letterhead:
    1. Date
    2. Students full name
    3. University Name, Department
    4. Contact information for follow up if necessary
    5. Program Director or higher signature
    6. Date and title of degree earned
    7. Specialization earned and total number of preceptor verified clinical experience hours

If, at any time, you wish to withdraw your application from consideration, please do so in writing. Direct this correspondence to:

Nova Southeastern University
College of Nursing
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328-2018