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Admission Process

DNP – Transcultural Nursing Leadership track


Admissions Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in nursing from the nationally accredited institution of Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or National League for Nursing Accrediting 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 the time of admission and annually thereafter; additional testing may be required for clinical placement, e.g. alcohol-drug testing, HIV testing, etc.


Application Process:

DNP students can start the program each fall.

Complete the online application.

Applications will be considered through July for a Fall entry  Space is limited, so early application is recommended.  Priority deadline is May 15.


Have official academic transcripts from your nursing degree(s) institution(s) transcripts 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.

International Transcripts: 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 University by mail or electronic transfer.

By mail:

Graduate Admissions Office, CB 65

Augsburg University

2211 Riverside Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55454

By electronic transfer:

Augsburg University 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 

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

Statement of Practice Hours

A 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 is 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 .