Doctorate of Nursing Practice

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Admission Procedures

Application Procedures Winter 2015 and Fall 2015 Entering Classes

Beginning October 15, 2014, the D.N.P. program will be participating in the centralized application service NursingCAS.

1. The NursingCAS application information may be obtained

The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS application will be December 1 for winter admission and July 15 for fall admission.

2. Sending supporting documents to NursingCAS.

It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by- course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service.

3. Once the NursingCAS application is completed, an applicant needs to complete a NSU supplemental application, which is available online. The deadline to complete and submit the NSU supplemental application will be December 10 for winter admission and August 1 for fall admission. The Office of Admissions works on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted year-round.

4. Submit official documentation of all supervised, post baccalaureate practice hours from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited school to

Nova Southeastern University
D.N.P. Director
11501 North Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410-6507

Documentation must be from the program director of the previous post baccalaureate program and include the following information on university letterhead:

  • date
  • applicant's full name
  • university name and department
  • contact information for follow up, if necessary
  • program director's signature
  • date and title of degree earned
  • specialization earned and total number of preceptor-verified clinical experience hours