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How to Apply to the DNP Program - Step by Step
We are honored that you are considering applying to Radford University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. This page is a resource to guide you through the application process. Remember, our staff is here to assist you at any time and we are more than happy to help.
Not all on-line programs are available in all states. the graduate college will notify you when you apply.
**Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2015 session of the DNP Program.
If interested apply to the Graduate College.
Applying - a 9 step overview
- You apply directly through the Radford University College of Graduate Studies and Research.
- Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited. Please apply as early as possible to allow for all necessary processing. Twenty-five students are ususally accepted.
- Provide three letters of reference. Your letters of reference should be from professional contacts that address the applicants potential for advanced practice nursing. At least one should come from a former faculty member if applilcable.
- Provide three recommendation forms. Note: these individuals should be the same three contacts used to provide letters of reference.
- Have official transcripts sent from all previous institutions after high school.
- Write a letter describing your career goals and how a graduate credential will assist in meeting those goals. Ideally, the potential for practice in a rural area should be addressed. Additionally, a sample of previous academic writing or publication needs to be included.
- Provide a professional resume that includes education and professional practice, documenting a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical nursing practice within the last three years.
- After the materials are received, additional information will be requested such as your licenses and certifications.
- Qualified applicants who meet admission requirements will be interviewed by the School of Nursing graduate coordinator.