For applicants with both the MS in nursing and ND degrees from the College of Nursing must complete the following application procedures:
As of December 2015 the portfolio process to convert ND graduates to the DNP will no longer be available
The application deadlines for all DNP applicants with an MS in nursing are as follows:
- July 1 – for Spring semester
- February 15 – for Fall semester
University of Colorado ND-DNP application for admission.
Official transcripts from the institutions where the MS and ND degrees were received. This includes the official transcript from College of Nursing registrar’s office. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar’s office of the issuing institution to the Office of Student Affairs and Diversity. To request transcripts for credits completed at the College of Nursing, call 303-724-0859. Official transcripts are also needed if you completed course work after the MS and ND degrees.
Copy of RN License and advanced practice specialty certification
Proof of NLN or CCNE accreditation for the MS degree if it was received at an institution other than at the College of Nursing
Current curriculum vitae (CV) (see application for instructions)
On-site or telephone interview required
TOEFL Test Required for All Applicants with a Primary Language other than English: It is the policy of the College of Nursing to require all applicants to the college whose primary spoken language is not English to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores as part of the application process. (All international applicants to the College of Nursing must submit a TOEFL score.) Effective July 1, 2009, a total score of at least 560 on the paper-based TOEFL and 50 or above on the Test of Spoken English (TSE), 220 on the computer-based TOEFL and 50 or above on the TSE, or 83 on the Internet-based TOEFL with 26 or above on the Spoken portion is required. Potential applicants that do not currently meet the minimum TOEFL requirement may participate in the College’s free English as Second Language (ESL) workshops that are offered on Saturdays throughout the school year. Current students, faculty and staff at the College of Nursing may also participate in the ESL workshops at no cost.
- Non-refundable application fee of $65 is payable online in the application
- Four (4) letters of reference: The online application data system will require you to submit the names, telephone numbers and e-mail address for your recommenders. Once you complete your application and hit submit, your recommenders will receive an e-mail with instructions, along with information and an e-address to submit their recommendation on your behalf. It will take the data system approximately 24-72 hours to deliver this information to the recommender once you have submitted your application.
Once admitted, you must register for a portfolio class. You will receive more information in your admit letter.