BSN-Doctor of Nursing Practice Admissions

The BSN-DNP (FNP or PMHNP) programs start a new cohort each Spring semester. Applications are available every May for a Spring start date. Deadline to submit applications is September.

Admissions Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree with a major in Nursing from a nationally accredited program college/university with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and combined Nursing GPA of 3.0
  • A current unencumbered license to practice nursing in the State of Texas or one of the compact states recognized by the State of Texas
  • A course in basic statistics and a nursing course in basic physical assessment skills with a grade of "C" or better
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience in professional nursing is preferred
  • Three satisfactory references (academic and/or professional)
  • Official transcripts sent from each college/university attended (including hospital school of nursing, if applicable)
  • An in-person interview with UIW graduate faculty will be arranged for qualified individuals

Upon admittance to the program, students must submit a confirmation fee, which serves as acceptance and ensures a seat in the UIW DNP program.


Steps to Apply for the BSN-DNP (FNP or PMHNP)

1. Review Application Deadline

The application cycle for Spring 2024 will be available May 1, 2023. Application deadline for BSN-DNP programs is September 16, 2023. Admission is once a year in the Spring semester.

2. Complete the NursingCAS Application

We encourage you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible at NursingCAS. NursingCAS charges a fee for the application process. You must pay this fee to submit your application to UIW.

3. Submit Official College Transcripts

Submit all official college transcripts to NursingCAS. All course work and letter grades must be entered from all institutions attended.

4. Submit Letters of Reference

Submit three satisfactory references (academic and/or professional) to NursingCAS.

5. Other Requirements

Submit a personal statement, CV/resume and copy of current RN License to NursingCAS.

6. Additional Documents after acceptance to BSN-DNP

  • Official Immunization records
  • CPR certification (American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers or American Red Cross)
  • Criminal background check
  • OSHA, HIPAA and PPE training will be provided to the student upon enrollment in the program