- Master’s degree in nursing from the national accredited institution of Commision on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Natioanl Leauge for Nursing Accreditng Commission (NLNAC)
- Current unencumbered RN license to practice in the U.S.
- Minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 grading scale in master’s program.
- Evidence of a completed graduate-level research course
- Previous professional practice experience preferred
- Satisfactory results of a certified federal criminal background check at time of admission and annually thereafter; additional testing may be required for clinical placement, e.g. alcohol-drug testing, HIV testing, etc.
DNP students can start the program each fall. Applications will be considered through June or until the class is full. Space is limited, so early application is recommended to be considered for fall entry. To be considered for the first round of interviews, your application must be completed by March 15
Complete the online application. We encourage you to submit the application
Have official academic transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions on their original transcripts (including colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools and PSEO credits) sent directly to Augsburg. To request a transcript, call or email the registrar’s office at your prior institution. Transcripts from any previous graduate level work are also needed.
Augsburg requires an evaluation of credentials for any transcript(s) from an institution outside of the United States. The evaluation report should be sent directly to the program to which you are applying. Evaluations can be accepted from World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators.
You may request your official transcripts from your past institutes of higher learning and send them to Augsburg College by mail or electronic transfer.
Graduate Admissions Office, CB 65
2211 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
By electronic transfer:
Augsburg College uses Scrip-Safe, Docufide/Parchment as official transfer services. If you wish to use a different transfer service, please call 612-330-1101 to check on the feasibility of other options. Please send documents to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Current Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
A resume or curriculum vitae of education, work experience and professional association/publications
Letters of reference
Three letters of reference from individuals that can give an assessment of your professional and/or academic abilities. When applying online, you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of three recommenders. Our online application system will then send an email to each recommender with instructions on how to submit a recommendation. Recommenders upload a letter in support of the applicant. Recommenders do have the option to email the letter of recommendation directly to email@example.com.
Statement of Practice Hours
Statement describing practice (clinical) hours completed in a nationally accredited graduate nursing program. (A maximum of 600 practice hours will be accepted in the DNP Portfolio)
Three page typed double spaced essay demonstrating ability to write in a thoughtful, coherent manner. Respond to this excerpt from Wendell Berry’s essay, “Health in Membership.” “I believe that the community—in the fullest sense: a place and all its creatures—is the smallest unit of health and that to speak of the health of an isolated individual is a contradiction in terms.”
Items can be attached to the application or sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org .