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International Admissions

Augsburg University Doctor of Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Track encourages qualified applicants from other countries to apply to our graduate programs. An F-1 student is a nonimmigrant who is pursuing a “full course of study” to achieve a specific educational or professional objective, at an academic institution in the United States that has been designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to offer courses of study to such students, and has been enrolled in SEVIS (the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).

DNP  – Family Nurse Practitioner Track (DNP-FNP) Priority Application Deadline is Jan 31 each year to begin in the fall

DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner Track (DNP-FNP) Admission Requirements:

To be considered for admission to the DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner track, students must have:

  • An earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN or BAN), or a master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution and a nationally accredited nursing program. A minimum GPA of 3.0 from their previous baccalaureate nursing program; a minimum GPA of 3.2 from a previous Master’s in Nursing program.
  • Students with a doctorate degree who wish to complete their FNP can pursue post-doctoral studies. An evaluation of credits will be completed (a gap analysis) to determine required courses.
  • Evidence of a current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse. A MN license required. Other state licenses will be required for clinical rotations in those states.
  • A minimum of five years active and current clinical practice as a RN preferred, three years required.
  • 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.
  • Evidence of an undergraduate or  graduate statistics course before enrolling in NUR520 – Research Methods in Nursing and NUR520P, the associated practicum.   

 Application Deadline:

Applications for the DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner track will be reviewed once a year and students will matriculate into the program in the fall.  

Application Components:

All DNP-FNP applicants must complete and submit an admission file that includes:

  • Completed online application form.   Essay, resume and recommenders can be added at a later time – see below.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended, listing all courses taken and any degree(s) conferred. (See below)
  • Professional Essay (see below)
  • Three professional letters of recommendation (see below)
  • A current Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • A current unencumbered Minnesota Registered Nurse License
  • Practice/Clinical Hours – If one has completed practice hours as part of a nationally accredited graduate nursing program, submit documentation and number of hours (see below)

 How to Apply:

When you start an application, you will receive a user name and password so that you can return to work on your application. Only after you submit your application will it be available for review by our admissions staff. Please note, you can “submit” your application without attaching your essay and other components.


International Transcript Evaluations

Augsburg requires an evaluation of credentials for any transcript(s) from an institution outside of the United States.

This evaluation should include the following:

  1. Analysis of credentials to determine if your degree is equivalent to an accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  2. Calculation of grade point average to demonstrate your cumulative grade point average using the standard U.S. grading system, i.e., A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0.0.
  3. Translation to English (if applicable)

Evaluations can be accepted from World Education Services or any NACES accredited organization. Learn more about NACES and find a list of accredited evaluators at

United States Transcripts

If you attended university in the United States, you will need to submit an official transcript from each college/university you attended.  If prompted by your institution to provide an e-mail address to which e-transcripts can be sent, please send to Transcripts sent via mail should be sent to: Graduate Admissions, 2211 Riverside Ave, Campus Box 65. Minneapolis, MN 55454.


To meet Augsburg University admission requirements, applicants must provide evidence of a sufficient command of both written and spoken English to study college courses conducted entirely in English. The following is a list of the tests and programs Augsburg University accepts as evidence for English proficiency.

  • TOEFL: Minimum score of 80 on the Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) with a sub score of 20 on the written and 20 on the speaking sections.
  • IELTS: Minimum score of score report of 6.5.
  • MELAB: Minimum score of 80, and score report must be accompanied by an official letter from the testing coordinator.

Successful completion of a previous undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the US, the United Kingdom, Ireland, English-speaking Canada, New Zealand or Australia

Professional Essay

Explain why transcultural, holistic and integrative health education as a Doctorate of Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner is important in shaping the future of healthcare.
Why do you want to be a primary care Family Nurse Practitioner?

Guidelines for Essay: Two pages, double space, APA format, no quotes.

The essay can be uploaded with the application or emailed as an attachment to Please note you can submit the application prior to completing your essay. 

Curriculum Vitae (Resume)

A resume or curriculum vitae with work experience, educational experience and professional associations involvement and 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

Practice/Clinical Hours (for those who have masters in nursing course work)

Documentation verifying the number of practice hours completed in a nationally accredited graduate nursing program (a maximum of 400 practice hours may be transferred into the DNP-FNP track of study from a nationally accredited master’s in nursing program). Many transcripts list practice hours. If the university/college you attended does not record the practice hours on your transcript, a letter from your college or university department can be submitted upon acceptance to the program.