The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is currently accepting applications for enrollment for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program from the following states.
To be considered for admission, a candidate must submit:
- Application for Admission form
- A bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
- Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended. An official transcript is one sent directly to the Student Services office by the Registrar of the issuing institution or one forwarded in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
- Evidence of an unrestricted/unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in the state of residence
- Professional resume or curriculum vita; an equivalent of one full-time year of experience as a registered nurse by the time you start your first practicum course
- Essay of approximately 500 words describing your short- and long-term career goals and how you plan to achieve them
- Comprehensive background check requiring fingerprints and drug screen is required during the admissions process. These screenings are completed at the applicant’s expense.
- Two professional references from a nurse educator, preceptor, or immediate supervisor; peers or personal relationships are not acceptable.
- An interview if requested
If you completed your education in a foreign country, please submit an original copy of a degree credentialing evaluation from an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The evaluation must indicate previous education at the minimum level of a baccalaureate degree earned at an accredited college or university in the United States.
International Students Applying for Admission
Foreign-trained candidates who do not require a student visa to participate in University courses and/or degrees can be considered for admission. All instruction in the MSN program is conducted in English. To be considered, a candidate must submit:
Transcripts (original and a translated version, if applicable) and a credentialing evaluation from an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) that provide evidence of training at a level equivalent to that of a bachelor’s degree in the United States.
Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score report if their education was completed in a language other than English or they reside in a non-English speaking country. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based testing), 210 (computer-based testing) or 83 (IBT – Internet based testing) is required.