The application period for Spring 2020 admission is now open.
Application Process Deadlines
In order to be considered for funding (including graduate assistantships and scholarships), the application is due January 15 of each year for admission beginning the following fall semester. Applications received after that date will be reviewed monthly. All applications must be received by June 5.
The Doctorate of Nursing Practice program has moved from a tuition-based system to a fee-based system. The cost per credit for the Fall 2019 academic year will be $925/credit, as approved by the UConn Board of Trustees.
- Application to the DNP Program via the Grad School online link (includes transcripts of all prior academic work).
- Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Connecticut.
- A cumulative undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.00.
- Three reference letters that address the applicant’s level of commitment, leadership ability, clinical practice, professional involvement, and scholarly potential.
- Complete essay questions about why you decided to pursue this degree, talk about your accomplishments and goals, and indicate what clinical practice dissertation topic interests you and what your time frame is for completion.
- Clear indication re: desired advanced practice specialization area: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner: Primary Care, Adult-Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner: Acute Care, or Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
- Submission of any published works or scholarly papers.
- A personal interview.
Our BS-DNP Program was approved by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education on 11/02/2011.
Notice to All International Students Applying to the BS-DNP or DNP Programs
This program is a part-time or full-time and online program. Pursuant to U.S. immigration regulations, the University of Connecticut may not sponsor F-1 and J-1 visas for the purpose of coming to the U.S. for enrollment in this program. International students may enroll in this program if they are currently in the U.S. in another visa status that permits foreign nationals to engage in school enrollment while meeting their primary visa objective.
- Evidence of scholarly or creative achievement highlighted by the department or program in their nomination and evidence that the department or program provides the environment necessary for success in the areas of interest highlighted by the applicant.
- Evidence of any prior scholarly or creative achievement by the nominee, e.g., publications, presentations, exhibits, performances.
- Evidence that the nominee has been successful at previous academic institutions, e.g., letters of recommendation.
- Quantitative evidence of academic accomplishment, e.g., undergraduate grade point average, GRE/GMAT (when available).
- The Harriott Fellowship (HF) is available to outstanding young scholars applying to doctoral programs. The award consists of a service-free fellowship providing a $20,000 annual stipend for five years.
- The Crandall Fellowship (CF) is available to outstanding young scholars applying to master’s programs. The award consists of a service-free fellowship providing a $20,000 annual stipend for two years (MFA is for three years).
Needed Application Materials
In addition to the information requested on the form accessed through the above link, submit evidence of your current professional RN license, your current CV or resume, and copies of scholarly papers/publications.
Disclosure for BS-DNP Applicants:
In accordance with the Higher Education Act, UConn hereby discloses only that the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut. For the avoidance of doubt, UConn does not represent that satisfactory completion of UConn’s program will result in licensure in the State of Connecticut or any other state. The applicable licensing board in Connecticut may impose additional requirements on candidates prior to granting a license (e.g., passing of an exam; obtaining a certificate; performing clinical hours; etc.), and we encourage you to investigate those requirements. UConn has not determined whether the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in any other states or territories and we encourage you to investigate the requirements in the states or territories that you may be interested in licensure prior to accepting our offer of admission.